Dental Fillings

Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are placed in your teeth in cases when your family dentist has had to remove a tooth structure due to decay or fracture. In recent years dental filling materials have been substantially improved by many technological advancements, so they match your natural tooth color and aren’t as visible.

Don’t think about silver amalgam when you hear the words dental fillings. Although that was the dominant choice years ago, today we have several other preferred options for tooth restoration including tooth colored composite filling materials and cementable resins and porcelains.


If you experience any tooth pain, this could mean you have a cavity or another dental problem. Whatever it that is causing the pain, you should make an appointment with Gallegos Family Dentistry and go for a checkup as early as possible. If there is a decayed area on any of your teeth, Dr. Gallegos will remove it by using a drill or laser.

If necessary, he will use a local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth in order not to feel pain. After making sure all decay is removed and the area is clear from bacteria, Dr. Gallegos will start applying the tooth-colored material in order to make the filling.

After placing the filling, he will polish it so that you feel comfortable, just like you did before the procedure. Fillings are shaped to match the look and feel of natural teeth.


Thanks to the advanced dental equipment and extensive professional experience, Dr. Gallegos and his staff will carry out painless and quick dentist fillings procedure at an affordable cost. The cost for fillings will usually vary, but here at Gallegos Family Dentistry, we strive to keep things as affordable as possible in an attempt to lessen the financial burden on our patients while keeping the quality of all our treatments and procedures high.

When you have a tooth pain and are looking for a dentist in Albuquerque, New Mexico, call us today!