What Are Fillings?

Dental fillings are one of the most common treatments for cavities and tooth decay. Used to repair damage to your tooth enamel, dental fillings literally fill in the empty spaces left on your tooth once decay has been removed. You have many different options when it comes to the type of material used for your filling. The two most common filling materials are amalgam fillings and composite resin fillings. Amalgam fillings are made from a mixture of metals and are silver in color. Compared to other fillings, amalgam fillings are considered long-lasting and extra durable. Composite fillings, also known as white fillings or tooth-colored filling, are made from resin material and can be matched to your natural tooth color. We will help you decided which type of filling is best based on your individual needs and desires.

How Does This Treatment Work?

To place a dental filling in Anchorage, Alaska, our talented dentist, Dr. Dustin Wilde, will first remove all tooth decay and damage. After cleaning and preparing the area, the dental filling is then applied. Soft and malleable at first, the dentist is able to sculpt the filling to make sure it fits your natural bite and smile perfectly. When all final adjustments have been made, the filling is hardened with a special light. At Advanced Family Dental Care, we are committed to helping you achieve optimal oral health. To schedule your appointment, we encourage you to contact a member of our friendly dental team at 907-561-1330. We are happy to help you!