Tooth Fillings

WagerEvans_InternalPhotos_ToothFillingsDo you have a cavity? Tooth decay is a widespread and serious issue that affects both children and adults. To repair a tooth afflicted with decay, you may need a tooth filling. Dr. Evans and Dr. Wager use metal-free composite resin to create dependable, natural-looking dental fillings. We can address your cavities and ensure your smile remains bright and beautiful. Tooth fillings work well for both children and adults, restoring smiles to optimal health.

How Do I Know If I Need a Filling?

Tooth fillings are necessary for teeth that have cavities. One of the earliest indicators of a cavity is tooth sensitivity to cold or hot temperatures or a persistent toothache. If you notice an aching tooth that continues after 48 hours, you should see Dr. Evans and Dr. Wager right away. Without treatment, the cavity will continue to spread, potentially causing an infection. Soon, you may be at risk of losing the tooth altogether. If you think you may have a cavity, then Dr. Wager or Dr. Evans will examine your tooth and assess the cause and extent of your decay. We may then recommend a tooth filling.

What are Composite Fillings?

In the past, dentists used amalgam fillings to restore teeth damaged by decay. Although these fillings serve a purpose, amalgams are dark, so they compromise an all-white smile. With metal fillings, cracking and leakage can occur when the restorations start to wear down. Amalgam fillings also contain mercury, which may lead to health issues that occur from heavy metal exposure for elderly patients, pregnant patients, children, or those with certain metal allergies. To ensure the safety of our patients, we offer metal-free composite tooth fillings.

Receiving Metal-Free Fillings

Metal-free fillings will protect your oral health and your smile’s beauty. The dentist will tint the composite resin, so that the repair blends in with surrounding tooth structure. All-white fillings bond to the tooth, which creates a strong restoration. These fillings also allow for less removal of healthy tooth structure, so they’re a conservative treatment option. After removing the decayed material, the filling will be placed and sculpted. After curing the material your smile will be returned to full function and health. If you have any questions about receiving our tooth fillings or treating cavities, contact our office today. We want to ensure you and your family enjoy natural looking restorations and a relaxing dental experience.

Enjoy a Discreet Tooth-Colored Filling

Treat your cavity and improve your smile’s appearance with a discreet tooth-colored filling. Click here to request an appointment, or call our office today at (775) 829-7700. Located in Reno, NV, we proudly welcome residents from South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrow Creek, and all surrounding communities.