When your tooth enamel has been damaged, we may suggest a dental filling. Fillings are most often used to treat cavities, a mild form of tooth decay. They are designed to fill in the empty grooves left on the surface of your teeth once decay has been removed. At Corona Dental, fillings are used to restore the integrity and strength of your tooth while also preventing further damage. Dental fillings in Tucson, Arizona are made from a variety of durable materials. The two most popular types of fillings available are composite and amalgam fillings.
Composite fillings are made from plastic and are also known as tooth-colored or white fillings. This is because the plastic used can be matched to the exact color of your natural teeth. Composite fillings are ideal for cosmetic purposes and can also form a strong bond with your original tooth structure. Amalgam fillings are made from a mixture of metals and are more affordable and easier to prepare than composite fillings. Our friendly dentists, Drs. Waite and Slovan, will be able to determine which type of filling is best for your smile and individual needs.
If you are interested in discovering for yourself how beneficial a dental filling can be, we invite you to contact our dental office today. We look forward to helping you achieve a long-lasting, healthy smile!