One of the simplest procedures that Dr. Greg Mann and Dr. Ross Owens offer is a filling, which is used to repair minor damage to a tooth. A filling will replace a portion of the tooth that has been damaged by tooth decay or some other form of trauma. During the procedure, Dr. Greg Mann and Dr. Ross Owens will remove the affected section of the tooth, clean the area, and prepare it for the next step. The dentist will then use a specialized dental material to repair the hole in the tooth. After the material has been placed, the dentist will shape and polish the tooth so that form and function can be maintained.
The two most common types of fillings we offer at Durango Dentistry are amalgam fillings and tooth-colored fillings. Both have their strengths and weaknesses, so our dentist will make sure you understand your options before moving forward. Amalgam fillings are a mixture of metals that provide a durable and lasting protection for your tooth. However, the filling is silver in color and is not as aesthetically pleasing. Tooth-colored (white) fillings are a composite material that can be made to match the natural shade of your tooth, which gives it a more natural look. However, this material is not as durable as amalgam and may need to be replaced sooner.
Dr. Greg Mann and Dr. Ross Owens are happy to provide care for patients looking for a dental filling in Durango, Colorado. If you think this treatment might help your smile, call Durango Dentistry today.