General & Family Dentistry


Experienced Family Dentistry In The Fort Union Area

Your children’s primary teeth are crucial to their development. That’s why it’s important to find an experienced family dentistry. As a parent, you need to make sure that they retain these teeth and maintain their optimum health as long as possible. However, oral health issues can be common among children. Tooth decay is the number one dental problem that affects the health of your children’s primary teeth. Luckily, there are ways to restore the damage. A simple tooth filling can restore the health and appearance of your children’s teeth.

To start the restorative dental process, Dr. Perkins removes the decayed part of the tooth, its accompanying debris, and the immediate area is cleaned. He then places the filling material into the cavity to seal and preserve it from further infection or inflammation. By closing the cavity off, it prevents bacteria from entering. A tooth filling is also helpful in stopping further decay. If your children suffer from tooth decay, you may want to consider this restorative dentistry option.

Types Of Fillings

Gold fillings have been shown to be the best material to use, although it can be more expensive. These fillings can last up to 20 years and they are made-to-order.

Amalgam fillings are inexpensive but they are more noticeable because of its dark hue. Because of their dark appearance, these fillings are not recommended for the front teeth or in other visible areas.

Composite Resin fillings are made to match the color of the teeth and they are recommended for cavities located in the front of the mouth. However, while they create a more natural appearance, they tend to discolor with tobacco and coffee use and only last up to 10 years.

Porcelain fillings are bonded to the tooth and are designed to match the teeth’s color and resist discoloration. Its cost, however, is about the same as gold fillings. If you need help deciding what materials to choose, Dr. Perkins would be happy to help. He offers a wide selection of high-quality tooth fillings and would be able to offer great advice to match your specific needs.

Rely On A Quality Family Dentist

If you are unsure which filling material to choose or if you wondering what works best for your children’s oral health care, rely on Gregory D. Perkins.  He offers superior-quality filling solutions. While there is no particular type of tooth filling that is best for anyone, Dr. Perkins can help you determine which one is right for your child. The common filling materials used include porcelain, composite resin, amalgam, and gold. He will conduct a thorough checkup of your children’s mouth, determine the full extent of the damage caused by tooth decay, identify any problems, and make other necessary considerations. These include what type of fillings should be used, whether or not your child may have allergic reactions to certain materials, and where to position the tooth that needs filling.

Top-Rated Family Dentist In Fort Union Area

When it comes to tooth fillings, make Dr. Perkins your number one choice. No matter what stage of life you are in, we treat everyone like they are family. Not only will you get great service and respect, but you’ll also get the best dental care in Sandy. Contact our office today at (801) 255-4870  for more information or if you would like to speak with Dr. Perkins directly.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, give our Sandy dental office a call today at (801) 255-4870.

What Our Patients Have to Say

Matt Nowacek

"Personal, friendly, kind. Knowledgeable in handling those with anxiety towards dentistry. Wonderful office and waiting room. Patient staff and helpful with insurance. Was referred by another patient and will keep coming back."

Ragen Bostrom

"Due to my childhood experiences with the dentist, I turned out to be a very nervous (scared to death) dental patient. Dr. Perkins has definitely been VERY PATIENT AND KIND to me over the years. He works quickly and efficiently, and has greatly calmed my fear over the years. Definitely the best dentist I've ever used!! Thanks, Dr. Perkins for all you've done for me and my family!"

Obie Tric

"I don’t have my teeth cleaned often but when I do I come to Greg and his team of professionals to get anything teeth related done. They are attentive, quick and professional. Willing to take the time to explain things you don’t understand as well as educate you on things you might have questions about. Quick to get in and the best part is, that you don’t spend hours in the lobby waiting to go in. Very quick and punctual. I will be coming here for a long time to come."

Ron Jensen

"I have never had a dentist go so far out of his way for was painless,speedy and with the results above and beyond dentist I've had and won't be looking for a new one."

Reginal Meonedzo

"I dont have words enough to describe how Dr. Perkins has been a real life saver when it comes to my and my wife's dental care. We have had a series of work done and all I can say is that it has been IMPECCABLE."

Daphne Higgins

"I needed emergency care and Dr. Perkins delivered. His staff made me feel very safe and comfortable. I'm very grateful for good people."

Tina A.

"Dr. Perkins and his staff are highly professional and extremely kind!"

Brad McLeese

"Dr Perkins is an outstanding person. He is honest, is a perfectionist and is friendly."

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7430 S. Creek Rd Suite 100 
Sandy, Utah 84093

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