Dental FillingsAn Overview
Dental fillings are a routine dental procedure commonly used to treat tooth decay. Greeley, CO dentists Dr. Kami and Kevin Marr offer both amalgam and composite white fillings for patients experiencing minor to moderate tooth decay.
Cavities are one of the most common dental concerns. Caught early, dental fillings offer successful and predictable results preventing the spread of decay. Dental fillings have long been used to repair damaged, chipped, cracked and decaying teeth. As part of our general dental services, your Marr family dentist will conduct a thorough oral health exam to outline each option.
As a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Marr is committed to the long-term oral health success of each of our patients. Respected members of the Academy of General Dentistry are dedicated to continuing dental education to help stay informed on the current treatments, technology, and techniques in dentistry.
Composite Vs. Amalgam Fillings: What to Consider
At Marr Family Dentistry we help patients make informed and educated decisions regarding their oral health. We provide comprehensive and personalized treatment and spend the time to ensure that our patients feel confident in their dental care. Your Marr dentist will help you choose the dental filling treatment that will best benefit you, based on your oral health, budget, and cosmetic goals.
Amalgam Fillings: Amalgam fillings are the traditional way to repair tooth decay. Silver in color, Amalgam fillings are visible, and can be distracting from your natural smile if located in the “smile-zone.” Amalgam fillings are the cost-effective alternative to white composite fillings and are long lasting and durable.
Composite White Fillings: Cosmetic white dental fillings are a metal-free alternative to amalgam fillings. Composite fillings can be color matched to your natural teeth by creating a seamless and beautiful smile. White fillings are highly durable and will last for many years with proper oral hygiene. White dental fillings can be used to replace old metal fillings for qualified patients.
This is a very exceptional dentistry practice in Greeley. Both Dr.Kevin and Dr. Kami are extremely knowledgable, gentle and genuine. They are surrounded by the best hygienists and staff.Sarah P.
I have always had a wonderful experience at Marr Family Dentistry. Whether it be Dr. Kevin or the hygienist, they have always been professional and courteous. They explain everything to me and do a wonderful job.Ellery T.
It was refreshing to find a dentist, and staff, so courteous, professional, and competent. It is obvious they all enjoy their work. I feel like a person, not just another patient.Don W.
Everyone at Marr Family Dentistry was very friendly,helpful and informative. I had recently moved here from NJ and needed advice on my dental problem. Dr Kami Marr put me at ease, helped me make a decision, and performed the dental procedure. I was very pleased with every aspect of my…Diane K.
have been going to Marr family dentistry for 10 years. They take care my husband and three kids as well. From the sweet receptionist, dental techs through the Dr's themselves we have always received fantastic care. We have given them some tough cases through the years and they have always…Julian S.
Dental Fillings What to Expect
In most cases, dental fillings can be completed in just one visit to our Greeley, CO dentist office. The dental filling can be completed with minimal discomfort using a local anesthetic for your optimal comfort.
Your Marr Family Dentist will first, remove the decay from the infected tooth. The tooth will be cleaned and then filled with the either the amalgam or composite filling. Once filled, the tooth will be sanded and polished for a smooth, comfortable fit. This will provide you a natural looking and comfortable surface for normal chewing and speaking. Your tooth filling should last for many years with good oral hygiene and routine dental care.
Dealing with Dental Anxiety
For patients who avoid the dentist due to dental anxiety, we provide sedation options. Sedation dentistry can help patients feel completely relaxed and comfortable during their treatment. Your dentist will discuss sedation options with you prior to treatment and help you choose the option that is right for you based on your medical history. Dental sedation has been proven safe and allows our patients to receive the care they need.