Dental Fillings

Covington Dental Arts & Wellness

Dental Fillings in Riverton, UT

Overcome Dental Decay and Damage with Help from Dr. Stuart Fry.

A tooth damaged by decay can be restored back to its normal function and shape with a filling. During a filling, the dentist will first remove the decayed tooth material, clean the affected area, and then fill the cleaned-out cavity with a filling material. A filling also helps prevent further decay by closing off any cracks or spaces where bacteria can enter.

There are a variety of filling materials available, including gold, silver, plastic, and porcelain. Composite (plastic) resins create a more natural appearance because they are custom-made to the exact color of your natural teeth. While white fillings may be less noticeable than other materials, they usually only last between 3 and 10 years. They may not be ideal for large fillings as they may chip or wear over time.