Getting a cavity isn’t any fun, and it can serious oral health issues if left untreated. Luckily, here at Fountains Family Dental Center we have a variety of options for you to choose from when deciding on what type of filling to get in order to repair your cavity. From amalgam to gold fillings, we’re confident we can help you settle on a choice that makes sense for you.
If you have a cavity in a tooth that’s highly visible in your smile, then you’ll likely want a composite resin filling. These are made from a tooth-colored material and easily fix small to mid-sized fillings. These fillings can be used in both front and back teeth.
These are the most common type of filling, made from a conglomeration of metals such as silver, tin, copper, and mercury. These are the gray-colored fillings you see in molars and other teeth that aren’t visible in a smile. These fillings are a more affordable option than composite resins, but they don’t match the color of your teeth.
If you’re feeling like you want an extra sparkle in your smile, you can get gold fillings. It’s an incredibly durable material, and has been used in dentistry for more than 1,000 years! However, as you can imagine, gold fillings are on the higher end of cost.
Your dentist’s advice will play a large part in what filling you choose, because they will be able to recommend the one best for your needs. Contact us today at 480-359-1483 to schedule your filling consultation appointment.