Proper oral hygiene, dental care, and frequent visits to your dentist are more important than you think. Preventing a cavity or catching it in its early stages is always our goal. Smaller fillings are less invasive and less expensive for you the patient.
As a conservative dentist Dr. Golden tries to preserve tooth structure whenever possible. If a filling will restore a tooth, then that is the treatment of choice. A filling may be of the traditional silver material or the tooth colored composite material. You will be able to discuss that with Dr. Golden at the time of treatment.
Fillings done at the proper time can prevent more involved and expensive treatment such as root canals and crowns.