Protect Your Teeth from Further Bacteria Damage with Our Dental Fillings in Rowlet, TX
Composite - Tooth Colored - Fillings
When treating a cavity, Dr. Montoya will remove the decayed portion of your tooth and fill it with another substance. This procedure is called a filling. There are multiple options for the material to be used in the filling, the most common of which are composite fillings and amalgam fillings.
A composite filling is also known as a tooth colored filling since the material used in the filling can be closely matched to the color of your teeth. Composite dental fillings in Rowlett, TX provide good durability for small to medium cavities, and the procedure typically involves removing less of a tooth than you would during an amalgam filling. They are also particularly well suited for treating front or highly visible teeth because of their natural look.
Amalgam fillings, also known as silver-colored fillings, are made from a combination of metals such as tin, copper, silver and mercury. This combination of metals gives amalgam its renowned strength and durability. These fillings usually last between 10 – 15 years compared to composite fillings which typically last about 5 years. Because of its strength, these fillings are particularly useful for use on the molars in the back of the mouth, where the most chewing occurs. Its silver color is also less visible when placed on molars in the back of the mouth. As an added benefit, amalgam fillings are typically more cost effective than composite "white” fillings.
Make sure to consult with Dr. Montoya to understand which of our dental fillings in Rowlett is right for you. Call our office at 972-412-5064 to learn more and schedule your consultation today.