If a cavity is not painful or easy for others to see, you may be tempted to put off a visit with our dentist. But without treatment, that cavity can create discomfort and even affect your appearance. You could eventually find yourself in need of a root canal or even an extraction. At the first sign of tooth decay, call High Desert Dental at 505-888-2606. One of our team members can help you plan an appointment with Dr. Ozzie Rodas for a composite dental filling in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Traditionally, dental fillings have been made of silver amalgam. However, our dental office uses only composite, or tooth-colored, filling material. Our dentist and team have chosen to use composite filling materials in order to provide you with a more natural-looking result and to promote better long-term oral health. There are many benefits to composite fillings, including:

  • Material that bonds to your tooth to provide more support for the tooth’s structural integrity
  • Reduced risk of the treated tooth breaking or fracturing in the future
  • Insulation from temperature changes caused by foods and beverages
  • Better seals around the edges of the damaged area, increasing the tooth’s resistance to decay and leaks
  • The ability to correct cavities that are too small for amalgam fillings to repair
  • Fillings that can be repaired and replaced without being removed from the tooth
  • No mercury or other metals are used, making the filling safer

When you receive a composite dental filling, our dentist will carefully select a filling that matches your natural tooth color to give you a more beautiful and healthier-looking smile. Fillings can usually be placed in a single appointment.

For more information about composite dental fillings and to make an appointment with our dentist, contact our office today.

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