Farmington Family and Implant Dentistry

Dental fillings Farmington

Need a tooth colored filling in Farmington?

Do you think you have a cavity and need a dental filling in Farmington? Look no further than Farmington Family and Implant Dentistry. We strive to make your dental filling or tooth restoration as quick and painless as possible. We all know tooth decay and cavities can be painful but it can also lead to worse infections if not treated properly. The good news is that tooth decay is also the most preventable disease in the world today. Here at Farmington Family and Implant Dentistry we use the latest technology to diagnose, treat and prevent tooth decay. We also strive to educate our patients on proper dental hygiene so that they can help themselves in preventing decay. We can also help you replace any mercury containing fillings if that is of importance to you.

What you should know about dental fillings

The dental industry has evolved and we typically don't recommend silver/amalgam as the filler in tooth decay. One reason for this is amalgam fillings contain trace amounts of mercury. While the ADA has done extensive research and has deemed amalgam restorations safe and the levels of mercury found to not be harmful to patients, we understand this concern from patients. For patients wanting mercury-free dental fillings, we typically recommend resin or porcelain.

Tooth-colored restorations composed of resins and/or porcelain act as an aesthetic filler  and can actually help strengthen the tooth. If you would like to replace your amalgam fillings for aesthetic reasons, please contact our office.

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