Dental Fillings that Look Natural!

If you are experiencing tooth pain, taking care of the problem right away is the best way to avoid a serious dental problem. Usually, a dental problem like tooth pain indicates that you have a cavity and need a tooth filling. In some cases, you may require root canal therapy. Dr. Luffey, DDS, is an Albuquerque, NM family dentist who provides tooth-colored fillings that match the natural color of your teeth.

Left untreated, tooth pain could turn into a serious infection that requires tooth extraction or advanced dental restorations. The best way to avoid that is by seeing Dr. Luffey and his team for a dental checkup and cleaning. Dr. Luffey will diagnose the cause of your tooth pain and provide treatment that keeps your teeth healthy and your smile beautiful.

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Tooth-Colored Fillings Custom Blended to Match Your Teeth

Tooth-colored fillings are made with composite resin to fill cavities just like silver amalgam fillings. The composite fillings we place at our Albuquerque dentist’s office are custom-blended to match the exact shade of your natural teeth. Once the dental filling is set and polished, it is virtually undetectable. Composite resin fillings are 100% mercury free.

If you see Dr. Luffey for an exam and he detects a cavity, he can usually place your fillings during that same visit. Composite resin fillings work well on any tooth, front or back, and work exceptionally well for small to mid-size fillings. For larger cavities, Dr. Luffey may need to create a custom tooth inlay or onlay, a porcelain restoration that will cover the cavity.

Replacing Old Silver Amalgam Fillings

If you are unhappy with your old silver amalgam fillings for any reason, Dr. Luffey can remove them and restore your smile to its natural beauty with tooth-colored composite fillings. Composite fillings look wonderful, and they also offer more strength than old amalgam fillings. The final result is a dental filling that looks natural and is as strong as your natural teeth.

Fear of the Dentist? Sedation Dentistry Can Help.

If fear of going to the dentist has you putting off getting the fillings and dental restorations you need, Dr. Luffey provides sedation dentistry in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Sedation dentistry is simple, painless and does not require any needles. The technique offers so much comfort that many patients do not remember the visit and feel as though they slept through their entire dental treatment.

As an Albuquerque family dentist, Dr. Luffey can care for all of your dental needs, including root canals, porcelain crowns and gum disease treatment. With sedation dentistry and advanced restorative and cosmetic techniques, there’s no reason to wait for dental treatment—request an appointment online or call our dental office in Albuquerque, New Mexico at (505) 294-4700.