Tooth-Colored Fillings in Eagle River
At Alpine Family Dentistry, we want you to enjoy the best oral health possible while making your smile beautiful, which is why we use tooth-colored fillings.
A cavity may or may not be painful. Even if it does not hurt you, it will need to be fixed as soon as possible to prevent further decay of the tooth. If the tooth continues to decay without treatment, it may require more invasive and expensive dental treatments, like a root canal or dental crown.
With tooth-colored fillings, the process of filling a cavity is quick, easy, and often painless for the patient, so there is no reason to delay treatment. Most cavities take under an hour to treat with a tooth-colored filling.
Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
Unlike silver amalgam fillings, tooth-colored fillings blend in with your natural smile, making your cavity solution discreet, so you don’t have to worry about smiling or talking and showing your fillings to the world. Tooth-colored fillings protect your teeth from further decay while preserving your attractive smile.
Other benefits of tooth-colored fillings include:
- Long lifespan, with the possibility of lasting over a decade with proper care
- Require less drilling than amalgam fillings, allowing us to leave more of your healthy tooth structure intact
- Tooth-colored fillings are a mercury-free filling option
- Tooth-colored fillings are created using composite resin, which bonds to your tooth.
As you can see, many benefits come with tooth-colored fillings, and we are happy to offer them as a cavity solution in our dental office!
What Can I Expect with a Filling?
When you visit Alpine Family Dentistry with a suspected cavity, Dr. Brett Kocherhans will examine the tooth closely to determine if it is a cavity that needs treatment. If Dr. Brett believes a filling is the best solution for your tooth, he will recommend a tooth-colored filling to stop the decay.
At your treatment appointment, the area will be numbed for your comfort, and Dr. Brett will remove the decay from your affected tooth, leaving as much of your natural tooth structure in place as possible. More natural tooth structure is always better, and Dr. Brett focuses on providing you with treatment solutions that not only fix your problem but contribute to your overall oral health down the road.
During your appointment, our dental team will make you as comfortable as possible in our welcoming office, providing you with a blanket or neck pillow if necessary to improve your experience. We strive to provide a homey environment where you will feel safe and supported.
Once your fillings are complete, you will leave our office with a beautiful, healthy smile, free of cavities!
Addressing Dental Anxiety
If you are scared of visiting our dental office, we are here to help you in any way we can. We understand dental anxiety, and we want you to know you are not alone. Many people are afraid to visit the dentist. If you are nervous about getting your tooth-colored fillings done, let us know so we can make you more comfortable.
We offer nitrous oxide sedation to our patients, and we will be happy to discuss that possibility with you.
Tooth-Colored Fillings in Eagle River, AK
Dr. Brett enjoys helping his patients enjoy better oral health and beautiful smiles with tooth-colored fillings. Reach out today to schedule your dental appointment.
Alpine Family Dentistry serves the Eagle River community and surrounding areas, such as Peter’s Creek, Chugiak, and Anchorage.