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
Family Dental Group had been taking care of my teeth for a few years now and I tell everybody to go there. I not only feel cared for when I get my teeth cleaned but also empowered to continue caring for my own oral health. In my experience, they are honest in their recommendations and care; not always ambling for the upsell. The front desk employees are usually quite approachable.
Kezia Halverson
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
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
Excellent Dentist in Jason T Knable and Exceptional Staff. He put on 2 ???? Crowns on the same day-!-
Mark Alan Henley
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
Stunning, professional dental office that responded so quickly when an old filling fractured. They got me in right away and the process of getting that same-day crown was simply amazing. The dentist was fabulous, the assistants were incredible and the crown fit the first time it was put in. This is a happy place – the day I was there it was clear everyone was enjoying their work, enjoying the patients and enjoying each other. Incredibly positive and professional experience.!
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COVID-19 UPDATE

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