What is a filling?

A dental filling is a restoration used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage. We may recommend a filling if your tooth has been damaged by tooth decay (for example, if your tooth has a cavity), or if your tooth suffers from minor fracturing or chipping. The dental filling is used to restore the tooth to its original structure and function and to return your smile to good health. We offer two types of dental fillings at J. PARHAM DENTISTRY, amalgam fillings and composite fillings.

What is an amalgam filling?

An amalgam filling is made of a mixture of metals. Also called silver fillings, amalgam fillings are very durable.

What is a composite filling?

A composite filling is made of composite resin, which is a tooth-colored material. Composite fillings blend in with the natural color of your tooth and are also long lasting.

Do I need a filling?

If your tooth is decayed or damaged, our caring dentists may recommend a dental filling in Springdale, Arkansas. They will also help you determine whether a composite filling or amalgam filling is the best match for your personal dental needs and preferences. We invite you to call or visit us today to learn more about dental fillings and to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Parham. We look forward to caring for your smile!