Silver and Tooth-Colored Fillings in Reno, Nevada
Restoring Your Teeth
Cavities happen, but we can help prevent your teeth from experiencing further damage and discomfort if you do have a cavity, small chip or other dental decay. Dr. Sims has seen a wide variety of cavities during his career, and he knows how to best care for your tooth, not only protecting it from future decay but also restoring your oral health, function and comfort.
Silver, or amalgam, is the most common material used to fill cavities and repair decay. These fillings are especially suited to placement on the back teeth because of their durability and strength. Silver fillings are able to withstand grinding, the pressure from biting and other stress; they are also easy to prepare and place, allowing us to fill your cavities safely in one appointment. With a metal filling, you can get back to your normal routine quickly with confidence in your oral health.
Tooth-colored fillings are a newer method for repairing cavities and decay than their silver counterparts. They have proven to be an excellent alternative to metal fillings. With natural coloring and confirmed strength, tooth-colored fillings allow our expert staff to repair damage to your front teeth and preserve your naturally gorgeous smile.
Tooth-colored fillings are most often made out of composite resins and ceramic and porcelain materials, which are able to mimic the natural qualities of your tooth’s structure. With our CEREC machine, we are able to make your ceramic fillings on-site, allowing us to place your needed filling quickly and accurately.
If you need a filling, or if it’s time to replace an old filling, please call us today. Our friendly staff will work with you to schedule an appointment that fits your needs and busy schedule so you can get the dental treatment you need.