Wednesday, October 4, 2017


At Southern Cross Dental our doctors place fillings for patients to restore teeth that have been damaged by decay, cracks or chips.  The procedure for receiving a filling is standard and non-invasive, and can typically be completed in a short appointment with a local anesthetic.  To fill a cavity, your dentist numbs the area before removing any decay from the tooth.  The remaining tooth is thoroughly cleaned and prepared to receive the filling material.

Amalgam fillings are a mixture of metals that bond together to create a hard, strong filling for a compromised tooth.  Amalgam fillings are the most durable option, and some patients choose to use metal fillings on their back teeth.  Composite fillings perform the same task as metal fillings and are more aesthetically matched to the look of your natural teeth.  These fillings are typically used on front teeth and surface cavities, and after your dentist shapes and polishes the material it blends right into your smile!

To learn more about dental fillings and all the services we provide at our practice, visit for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Southern Cross Dental in Colorado Springs, CO, call 719-471-1717.

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