EMERGENCY SAME DAY CROWNS!! We are very excited to be able to offer same day crowns using CEREC technology.

Fillings

A filling is a way to restore a damaged tooth back to its normal function and shape. When you get a filling, the dentist will remove the decayed material from the tooth, clean the affected area, and then fill the area with a material designed for fillings. There are many types of filling material available, ranging from gold to porcelain.

What are Tooth Fillings?

Tooth-colored fillings, white fillings and composite resin fillings are all names for the high-strength, natural-looking composite resin fillings that can be placed today instead of silver (also known as amalgam fillings) or gold. No matter what the name, Family Dental Group dentists will know just what you’re talking about when referring to this natural-looking filling.

Call us at (406) 541-2886 or request an appointment online so we can discuss the benefits of tooth-colored fillings and how they can help improve your smile.

Replacing Old Fillings

Sometimes fillings are worn, cracked, or have new decay near or around them. These fillings need to be replaced. Patients have the option to replace silver and gold fillings with a more natural looking tooth-colored composite resin filling material. Composite resin fillings are bonded to the tooth structure and resemble the natural tooth.

Other Benefits:

  • Beautiful in appearance
  • Completed in a single visit
  • Less leakage between the filling and the tooth
  • Less chance of tooth cracking

Strong and Natural Looking

Tooth-colored fillings are made from a high-strength composite resin that can be color-matched to your natural tooth making it nearly invisible to you or anyone else. Unlike silver and gold fillings, composite tooth-colored fillings actually bond to the tooth, meaning the filling supports the surrounding tooth structure, which can help prevent tooth fracture.

How Much do Tooth Colored Fillings Cost?

As with every dental procedure, prices vary depending on each person’s unique treatment situation; but, tooth-colored fillings generally cost more than silver fillings. Most patients still prefer tooth-colored fillings even with the higher cost; the price differences are worth it because of the natural appearance and aesthetic quality of composite fillings.

Don’t Count Silver & Gold Out Completely

Silver and gold fillings (gold inlays or onlays) have been around for a very long time, and to this day, they do an excellent job in filling teeth. Tooth-colored fillings are, by far, a patient’s first choice as a filling material because they are more natural looking. This doesn’t mean tooth-colored fillings are the best choice in every situation; silver fillings still have several benefits. In situations where a tooth requires a large filling and other treatment options such as a porcelain crown is not financially possible, a silver filling might be your best treatment option because of the structural qualities of the metals themselves. Composite fillings generally can’t withstand the forces exerted on them if they have to cover a very large area. Silver fillings generally cost less than tooth-colored fillings, and patients that need fillings in back teeth often consider silver fillings.

Amazing Customers

5/5
This is the best dentist office I have ever been to! I used to be scared to go to the dentist because of previous terrible experiences – I feel comfortable at family dental!!
Shannon Brewer
5/5
Both the dentist and hygienist were very kind and extremely understanding and helpful about dental anxiety. I didn’t feel judged or uncomfortable at all about the state of my teeth. I will absolutely be coming back if I have any more issues with my teeth. The best dental visit I have ever had, even though my filling turned into a tooth extraction (that they did right there in the office, as comfortably as possible, after offering a call to an oral surgeon if I decided I would feel more comfortable under sedation). I’m glad I stuck it out and let them take care of it!
Katelyn Diggs
5/5
I recently got a mouthful of Crowns, done by Dr. Macy. She was incredible. She contacted me regularly (even on her days off!) to check on me. I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Macy, Dr. Dusseau (our Dentist, who was on vacation) and Timmye (Assistant). My teeth look amazing. Thank you Family Dental!
Jesse Poole
5/5
Dr Jason was super awesome. I went in for an emergency molar pain. Had it out and us on our way quickly. Love these guys everyone was helpful, professional, and nice
Rhonda Foster
5/5
Annette Dusseau went above and beyond to accommodate my medical needs by placing a temporary crown and helping with an expedited permanent crown. She was thorough and explained everything she was doing. I highly recommend this office!
Shawn Hiesterman
5/5
On trip to Yellowstone I broke a tooth. Family Dental to the rescue. Thank you Dr. Knable, Kendra, and all the staff who were friendly, helpful, and totally professional. I needed a crown and it was all done in a few hours. The crown feels perfect and I can smile again. Thank you!
Gigi de Jong
5/5
I have been going to Family Dental for about 15 yrs. I have always been happy w\ the great, friendly service! I have never had a bad experience and all of the staff are wonderful and very pleasant! I will continue to use Family Dental for my dental needs.
Chad Elliott

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