Our skilled dentists may recommend a dental filling if your teeth have sustained damage from cavities. At Nelson & Bury Dentistry, we offer composite, or tooth-colored, fillings to give you a result that looks completely natural and will last for many years. Give us a call at 605-341-3670 to schedule your appointment with Dr. James Nelson, Dr. Matthew Bury and Dr. Mandy Nelson and learn more about tooth-colored dental fillings in Rapid City, South Dakota!
Traditionally, dental fillings have been made of silver amalgam. However, our dental office uses primarily composite, or tooth-colored, filling material. While amalgam fillings are available upon request, our dentists and team have chosen to use composite filling materials in order to provide you with a more natural-looking result and to promote better long-term oral health. There are many benefits to composite fillings, including:
- Material that bonds to your tooth to provide more support for the tooth’s structural integrity
- Reduced risk of the treated tooth breaking or fracturing in the future
- Insulation from temperature changes caused by foods and beverages
- Better seals around the edges of the damaged area, increasing the tooth’s resistance to decay and leaks
- The ability to correct cavities that are too small for amalgam fillings to repair
- Fillings that can be repaired and replaced without being removed from the tooth
- Unlike amalgam fillings, composite fillings contain no mercury or other metals, making the filling safer
When you receive a composite dental filling, our dentists will carefully select a filling that matches your natural tooth color to give you a more beautiful and healthier-looking smile. Fillings can usually be placed in a single appointment.
For more information about composite dental fillings and to make an appointment with our dentists, contact our office today.