Your Laramie Wyoming Dentist


(307) 742-2328


1255 N. 15th Street


We have two options for fillings. We will give you the info and you choose.

Love this dentist & his staff!!! Best cleanings, fillings, crowns, reasonable pricing & expert care! Highly recommend.

A dental restoration or dental filling is a dental restorative material used to restore the function, integrity and morphology of missing tooth structure. The structural loss typically results from caries or external trauma. — Wikipedia

Dental Fillings: Restoring Your Smile with Precision and Care

When addressing a cavity, preserving the integrity of your tooth while restoring its function and appearance is paramount. At our practice in Laramie, Dr. McPherson utilizes advanced techniques and materials to provide durable and aesthetically pleasing dental fillings tailored to your unique needs.

Understanding Dental Fillings

When decay compromises a tooth, prompt intervention is necessary to prevent further damage and preserve your oral health. Dental fillings are a common restorative treatment used to repair cavities and restore the structure and function of affected teeth. Dr. McPherson will carefully assess your dental condition and recommend the most appropriate type of filling based on factors such as the location of the cavity, the extent of decay, and your aesthetic preferences.

Types of Dental Fillings

Amalgam Fillings:
Amalgam fillings, often referred to as silver-colored fillings, have been a staple in restorative dentistry for decades. These fillings are composed of a mixture of metals, including silver, tin, copper, and mercury. Despite their silver appearance, amalgam fillings offer exceptional strength and durability, making them well-suited for restoring molars and other teeth subjected to heavy chewing forces.

While amalgam fillings are highly durable and cost-effective, some patients may have concerns about their appearance and the presence of mercury. However, numerous studies have confirmed the safety of amalgam fillings when used in dental restorations.

Composite Fillings:
Composite fillings, also known as tooth-colored or white fillings, are crafted from a blend of durable resin materials. Unlike amalgam fillings, composite fillings closely mimic the natural color and appearance of your teeth, making them an ideal choice for restoring front or highly visible teeth.

In addition to their aesthetic appeal, composite fillings offer versatility and can be precisely matched to the shade of your natural teeth, creating seamless results. These fillings require less removal of healthy tooth structure compared to amalgam fillings, making them a conservative option for treating small to medium cavities.

Choosing the Right Filling for You

During your consultation with Dr. McPherson, he will discuss your treatment options and help you make an informed decision about which type of filling is best suited to your unique needs and preferences. Factors such as the location of the cavity, the size of the restoration, and your budget will be taken into consideration to ensure optimal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Post-Treatment Care and Considerations

Following the placement of a filling, it is normal to experience temporary sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures. This discomfort typically subsides within a few days as the tooth adjusts to the restoration. To ensure the longevity of your filling, it is advisable to practice good oral hygiene, including regular brushing, flossing, and routine dental check-ups.

Schedule Your Filling Consultation Today

Don’t let a cavity compromise your smile and oral health. Schedule a consultation with Dr. McPherson at our practice in Laramie to discuss your dental filling options and take the first step toward restoring your smile with precision and care. We are committed to providing exceptional dental care tailored to your individual needs and preferences.


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When treating a cavity, Dr. McPherson will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and fill it with another substance.


A dental extraction is a procedure to remove a tooth from the mouth. This is most commonly required if a tooth is damaged beyond repair.

Crowns, Bridges, Veneers

For patients that have chipped, damaged, missing or discolored teeth, we want to help you get the beautiful smile you deserve.


Teeth whitening is a procedure that whitens the teeth with the use of bleach.

Smile Makeover

Looking to improve your smile? Let's talk about the several options that are available.

Dental Exams & X-Rays

Routine dental exams are essential for maintaining healthy gums and teeth.

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