Tooth Filling & Composite Tooth Filling

You’re out enjoying your favorite dish at the restaurant you love when you bite down and experience a sharp pain. The pain may be caused by a tooth cavity—decayed enamel that allows a bacterial infection to reach the inner part of your tooth. When you need tooth pain relief because of a cavity, our Albuquerque general dentists will be there to help take the pain away.

Our Attractive Tooth Fillings

After the infected parts of your tooth have been removed and the cavity is cleaned, something has to fill the hole that is left in the tooth to keep it strong. The most common way to restore the cavity is with a tooth filling. Since we know how important your smile is to your self-confidence, we are happy to provide our patients with attractive composite tooth fillings. We use these fillings for tooth cavities because they:

  • Match the color of your teeth. The composite can be matched to the existing color of your teeth to avoid discoloration and possible staining.
  • Bond well to your tooth. The structure of the composite is strong and bonds well to your tooth and can help to prevent future breakage of your tooth.
  • Spare more of your tooth. Depending on the extent of the decay, a composite filling may require less tooth removal than another type of filling.

We want to be able to give you the smile of your dreams and believe that cosmetic dentistry and composite tooth fillings are the best way to give you the confidence you deserve.

Contact Us for Immediate Tooth Pain Relief

When you have a cavity causing you pain, you aren’t able to think of anything but ways to relieve the ache. When you need emergency dentistry or immediate tooth pain relief, contact our Albuquerque dental office today. If it’s after business hours, you don’t have to wait until the morning for relief. Just follow the instructions on our answering machine to reach one of the dentists!

Permanent Fillings

In some situations, it is necessary to apply a temporary tooth filling so a tooth can be adequately protected from further decay. Davis Gribble Hollowwa Dental can accurately assess your tooth’s need for fillings and apply permanent solutions.

Reasons for Fillings

For the most part, dentists will opt to perform a permanent composite filling that matches the color of your teeth. Fillings are performed:

  • Immediately following a root canal
  • If the tooth has enough structural damage for a filling, but not enough for a crown
  • If the filling requires more than one appointment
  • If the nerve is irritated
  • In an oral health emergency

While fillings are designed to protect the integrity of the tooth, they can become loose or damage over time. It is important to see a dentist for regular checkups to ensure fillings are effectively protecting vulnerable areas of your teeth.

Fillings Replacement in Albuquerque, NM

Fillings are used to treat cavities – holes in the teeth that can cause pain and sensitivity. Over time, fillings may wear down, chip away, or crack. While the pressure caused by chewing is most often responsible, jaw clenching or teeth grinding can also cause damage to fillings.

At Davis Gribble Hollowwa Dental, we monitor the integrity of your fillings to ensure they are providing the best protection to your tooth. If your filling needs to be replaced, our dentists have the resources and skills to take care of it right away.

Why it is Important to Replace Fillings

Fillings provide structural support for your tooth. If the material has cracked or been compromised, it is possible that food particles and other bacteria can get underneath the filling and cause further tooth decay. If you do not replace fillings quickly, the cavity can become infected again.

Composite Tooth Fillings

At Davis Gribble Hollowwa Dental, we replace your fillings with composite tooth fillings. Made from ceramic and plastic, our fillings are designed to provide safe and strong structural support for the tooth. Composite tooth fillings also resemble the natural look and feel of teeth.

Emergency Filling Relief

If a cracked or worn filling is causing you immediate pain and discomfort, our dentists can provide fast and effective relief. Davis Gribble Hollowwa Dental offers same-day care for dental emergencies.

Contact Our Albuquerque Dentists

If you need to replace fillings, the experienced dentists at Davis Gribble Hollowwa Dental can help. Contact us today to set up an appointment at our Albuquerque office.