Non-Toxic and Natural-Looking Tooth-Colored Fillings


After you have suffered from cavities, Dr. John W. Dovgan can provide durable tooth-colored fillings that match the rest of your smile and protect the remaining structure of your tooth. These restorations are professionally shaped and applied for long-lasting results. As a minimally invasive solution, tooth-colored fillings preserve more of your tooth, which is better for your oral health long-term. Dr. Dovgan can expertly place these restorations during a single appointment at our Phoenix, AZ, office.
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Tooth-colored fillings are matched to your natural enamel for long-lasting and aesthetic results.

What are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

Dental fillings are used to address teeth with minor decay or damage. When cavities are caught early on, Dr. Dovgan can effectively treat the tooth with a filling, avoiding the need for more costly and invasive restorations like a dental crown. While amalgam is still a common materials for fillings, today, a tooth-colored options are available, including composite resin. This material is made is a highly specialized substance of glass and plastic compounds that is metal-free, durable, and safe.

Benefits of Composite Resin

Composite resin is the material Dr. Dovgan uses for dental fillings, as it offers numerous advantages over the metal alternative. Unlike metal fillings, which contain mercury, composite resin is non-toxic. It also strengthens and reinforces the tooth, rather than weakening it over time as metal fillings do. Because these fillings are smaller, they require less alteration of your healthy tooth.

The material offers aesthetic benefits as well. Dr. Dovgan can match the shade of composite resin to the rest of your tooth and smile, making your tooth-colored fillings virtually undetectable. Not only can you enjoy a stronger, healthier smile, but you can also maintain its aesthetic appearance.

What is the Treatment Process Like?

The dental filling process is relatively simply and takes just one office visit to complete. After Dr. Dovgan has evaluated your teeth and identified minor decay, he can begin the treatment process. To start, he will remove the decayed or damaged pieces of your tooth. He uses conservative techniques to preserve as much of your natural tooth as possible. Once your tooth is prepared, he will apply the composite resin in layers, using a curing light to harden the material.

Dr. Dovgan will make minor adjustments to ensure the filling feels comfortable and does not adversely affect your bite. When finished placing the filling, we will polish the composite resin to provide a lifelike sheen. In a single appointment, you can leave our office with a healthy, restored smile.
Dr. Dovgan can match the shade of composite resin to the rest of your tooth and smile, making your tooth-colored fillings virtually undetectable.

Caring for Your Fillings

Composite resin is a durable material, but to ensure its longevity, you must take appropriate preventive measures. Maintain a diligent oral hygiene regimen of brushing twice per day and flossing once a day. Avoid using alcohol-based mouthwashes, as these can cause the material to soften over time, making the filling less effective.

Chewing on hard materials, such as ice or pen caps, or biting your nails, is not recommended. These actions can damage both your filling and your natural teeth. To maintain the filling’s natural color, limit your intake of stain-causing foods and drinks like tea and coffee. It is also essential that you keep up with your regular dental visits and cleanings to avoid the chance of future decay.

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you have a cavity you need filled, contact us online for a natural-looking, non-toxic, and long-lasting solution. You can also reach out to our practice by calling (602) 867-1899.

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Dr. John W. DOVGAN

3841 E Thunderbird Rd,
Ste 101
Phoenix, AZ 85032

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Thurs: 7am-4pm

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3841 E Thunderbird Rd,
Ste 101
Phoenix, AZ 85032

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Samantha Henson
Samantha Henson
17:38 25 Apr 19
I’ve been coming to this office for the last 18 YEARS (since I was 7 years old) and I love Dr. Dovgan! I never understood how anyone could hate going to the dentist before because I loved going to mine. He’s gentle, charismatic, and extremely knowledgeable in many different aspects of dentistry. The family feeling is great with the staff and they have always been so accommodating to my scheduling needs. I loved his practice so much growing up that I decided to join the dental field myself. I’d highly recommend anyone to come to his office.
Julia Sanders
Julia Sanders
20:30 28 Aug 18
I have always hated going to the dentist, but I've finally found a place that I like going to! The staff is extremely friendly and Dr. Dovgan is great at what he does. I always have a great experience with my cleanings and today I had a filling done by Dr Dovgan and it was fast and pain free! I would definitely recommend him. Thank you for making me feel at ease
Karenlee Thorpe
Karenlee Thorpe
17:40 01 Jun 17
I have been a patient of Dr. Dovgan for approximately 2-3 years. My experiences have been extremely positive. The staff are very efficient, friendly, professional, knowledgeable and helpful. Dr. Dovgan is an excellent dentist He has assisted me with difficult dental issues. I have had absolutely no problems with his work. He is friendly, helpful, professional and extremely competent. I would have no hesitation to recommend Dr. Dovgan and his office for any dental needs.
Kathleen Garast
Kathleen Garast
19:24 31 May 17
Dr. Dovgan and every member of his staff that I have met represent the perfect blend of a highly professional, efficient and welcoming facility. They are up to date on the latest procedures, they are willing to take the time to explain what is going to be done and they stand behind the work they do always assuring my complete satisfaction. I've had a range of work done from simple cleaning as well as complex procedures and I have been totally satisfied with the care, the cost and the results. I am happy to do this review because I've had less than positive experiences elsewhere and I hope this review can guide others to a positive experience with Dr. Dovgan and his staff.
Robert Barbour
Robert Barbour
19:09 31 May 17
I have to admit, I am extremely difficult to please. Having work in large inbound call centers and dealing with nothing but complaints...all I can say about Dr Dovgan and entire staff is I have NO complaints! I only have praise and compliments! EVERYONE there is simply WONDERFUL.