Tooth Fillings

Stop Decay In Its Tracks

  • Smile freely with tooth-colored composite fillings
  • Enjoy meal time without pain or difficulty
  • Save decayed teeth & your dental health

Maintain Your Bright Smile With Tooth Fillings in Fort Smith

Even with good oral hygiene and regular dental cleanings, it’s possible to get an occasional cavity. The good news is, cavities are often easy to repair with tooth fillings in Fort Smith. Even better, you no longer need to get silver fillings that darken over time. We use composite fillings that:

  • Blend Into Your Smile – We match composite to your other teeth for a natural look.
  • Require Less Alteration – We won’t need to remove as much of your healthy enamel for a composite filling.
  • Pose Fewer Allergy Risks – Composite fillings are less likely to cause allergies than amalgam fillings, which are made of a blend of multiple metals.
  • Don’t Contain Mercury – Some people would rather avoid mercury. Our non-metal fillings don’t contain it.

Call us today at 479-668-3109 if you think you may need a dental filling. We know some patients prefer metal dental restorations, so we do offer gold onlays and dental crowns.

Fix Damaged Teeth With Other Dental Restorations

We can fix many cavities with fillings, but we may suggest another restoration for larger cavities. Your options include:

  • Dental Crowns – Since a crown covers your entire tooth, it is often the best choice for the largest cavities. You can choose tooth-colored zirconia or gold for your crown.
  • Inlays – An inlay covers more of your tooth surface than a filling but less than a crown. So it can fix a cavity that is too large for a filling but not big enough for a crown.
  • Onlays – An onlay is sometimes called a partial crown because it covers the top surface of your tooth and extends onto the sides.

Call Dallas Street Dental at 479-668-3109 for an appointment or schedule one online. With natural-looking tooth fillings in Fort Smith, you don’t have to sacrifice your smile’s appearance to treat cavities!

Common Questions About Tooth Fillings
What are white tooth fillings made of?

White tooth fillings are made of composite resin, a blend of ceramic and plastic. Unlike amalgam fillings, which are made of a blend of metals, they can be matched to the color of your other teeth so they aren’t noticeable in your smile. They also cause fewer allergy issues than amalgam.

When do tooth fillings need to be replaced?

The life of fillings will vary, depending on their location and your oral hygiene, among other factors. A composite filling typically lasts from five to 10 years. No filling is designed to last a lifetime. You can maximize the life span of any filling by brushing and flossing every day and visiting us at least twice a year for professional cleanings.

Why do I need a tooth filling?

A dental filling repairs damage caused by tooth decay so that it doesn’t further harm your tooth, your oral function, or your oral health. Most of the time, your dentist will catch tooth decay at your routine hygiene appointments before it has had enough time to cause too much damage. We remove the decayed portion of the tooth and then strengthen and preserve the tooth with a composite filling to keep a larger cavity from forming.