Smile Dental Clinics - Phoenix, AZ

Fillings

A composite filling is used to repair a tooth affected by cracks, fractures, decay or other issues that can cause the tooth to lose strength. During the procedure, the decayed or affected portion of the tooth is removed and replaced with a composite filling. Because these types of fillings, as opposed to older, metal fillings, are specially blended for your teeth, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth. This makes them preferred for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the back teeth. If you have recently had your teeth whitened, we recommend waiting about a week before getting a tooth filled so we can properly match the color.

Smile Dental Clinics - Phoenix, AZ

Fillings

A composite filling is used to repair a tooth affected by cracks, fractures, decay or other issues that can cause the tooth to lose strength. During the procedure, the decayed or affected portion of the tooth is removed and replaced with a composite filling. Because these types of fillings, as opposed to older, metal fillings, are specially blended for your teeth, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth. This makes them preferred for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the back teeth. If you have recently had your teeth whitened, we recommend waiting about a week before getting a tooth filled so we can properly match the color.

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What types of treatments do fillings offer?

Composite fillings can be used to repair:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Close spaces between two teeth
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Decayed teeth
  • Worn teeth

How Are Composite Fillings Placed?

Composite fillings usually require only one appointment for placement. Your dentist will start by numbing the area, and then removing any decay. The space created will then be carefully cleaned and prepared, and then the filling will be placed. Similar to a porcelain filling, a composite filling will then be precisely shaped and polished to restore your tooth to its original shape and function.

It is normal to experience sensitivity to hot and cold immediately after receiving a composite filling, but this will subside shortly after your tooth gets used to the new filling.

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Contact Smile Dental Clinics Today

If you want a white tooth filling to match your teeth, call us now at (623) 235-8195 or schedule online for an appointment today. Let our clinics help better your smile today.

Our dental family is here for your family
Our dental family is here for your family
Our dental family is here for your family
Dr. and assistant were wonderful and super friendly. Very gentle and caring. They both made sure I was comfortable and very happy with my procedure.
Jennifer Mendoza
Jennifer Mendoza
16:06 18 Sep 20
I went in for my 6 months checkup. My dental hygienist was great; no pain & he worked fast & efficiently. The doctor came & did a review of my checkup, explained how they are watching some of the older fillings. No pressure on doing any unnecessary work. Great experience. The whole staff was great. With the pandemic, I felt safe with all the procedures in place.
Margie Russ
Margie Russ
19:45 15 Sep 20
The team were very professional
Kathy Stillman
Kathy Stillman
21:53 11 Sep 20
Super friendly, the staff didn’t make me feel embarrassed on my lack of oral health. They were super informative!
Jocelyn Chavez
Jocelyn Chavez
18:02 10 Sep 20
Great dental service, starting with the staff in the front desk very attentive and helpful. Having a deep cleaning myself, it was just a smooth process from the beginning to the end with very explained detailed staff that guide you and inform you with every detail of what's going on during and after. I really recommend Smile Dental Clinics for any of your dental services.
Angel Oropeza
Angel Oropeza
13:30 24 Aug 20
As a person who had not gone to the dentist until I started having complications with a decay this clinic made the process easy and comfortable( I went to a couple other clinics and this was by far the best for me.) I love this place they are affordable, friendly and professional. There are Spanish speaking personal all over the clinic to attend anyone who needs it. I absolutely reccomend this place. The procedures I have gotten have had no complications. My dentist and the assistant always keeping me informed and answering any questions I may have. THANK YOU Smile Dental.
Arely Moreno
Arely Moreno
16:18 21 Aug 20
First time in this office, chose them because they are contracted with my insurance and scheduling was super quick and easy. They are doing there part to stop the spread and keeping me safe by having me wait in my car until they are ready for me which can be rough in this heat so be careful. I am immune compromised so this was very important.Hygienist was informative and thorough in talking with me about what was happening every step. Dr. Harsini came in and went over the x rays and pictures.. That was torture, you see every little blemish on the big screen. We discussed my illness and what I wanted or expected out of treatment. I felt that he was engaged in the conversation and truly heard me. He gave me his thoughts and educated me about the different options and what he believed would be the best decision for me. There was no sales pitch to try to influence any decision on my part. He gave my options strongly encouraging what he felt was the best decision for me. Leaving it all up to me and I can let him know what I decide. Upon checking out at the front desk to schedule follow up, I spoke with yet another highly educated person who gave me options and provided information to help me make best decisions. If you want a dental provider that cares and no pressure office visits this may be the one for you.
Catherine Coleman
Catherine Coleman
16:15 12 Aug 20
I go to Jose. He has taken very good care of my teeth. My deep cleaning wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be thanks to him! AMAZING staff!
Mary Lucio
Mary Lucio
18:55 06 Aug 20
Buen servicio y muy amables.
Charles Xavier
Charles Xavier
00:03 25 Jul 20
I love Smile Dental Clinics, the staff is amazing very patience, helpful and friendly. The level of customer service is top notched from the beginning to the end. I received an upper denture and Dr. Harsani and entire staff Yessisa, Dalani and Sergio did an amazing job. My denture looks so natural! Thanks again Smile Dental for helping God smile on me! Susan Price.
Susan Gray
Susan Gray
21:48 23 Jul 20
Jose and Luis have been my hygienists and they are so friendly; my times getting my cleanings go by so quickly and effortlessly! David and Jason (my orthodontists) are awesome and always answer any questions I have about my braces! I absolutely love this office and if I can sum this place up it’d be: friendly, professional, and excellent costumer service! Thank you Smile Dental!
Jackie Pantoja
Jackie Pantoja
20:07 20 Jul 20
Love this place everybody is very nice 👍
Maribel Hernandez
Maribel Hernandez
19:29 15 Jul 20