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About Cavities & FillingsProtection & PreservationAesthetic Restoration


The Importance of Timely Intervention

Addressing cavities early can be the difference between a simple filling and more extensive dental work

Cavities can start as minor nuisances but left unchecked, they can grow, compromising the tooth's structure and potentially leading to more severe dental issues. Early detection and intervention are pivotal. At Hillside Dental Care, we emphasize regular check-ups to identify cavities in their nascent stages. By doing so, we can protect your teeth from further damage, ensuring they remain strong and healthy for years to come.


About Cavities & Fillings

Combatting decay and fortifying your smile with precision, care, and state-of-the-art dental solutions

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Understanding Cavities

Cavities, also known as dental caries, arise from prolonged exposure to harmful bacteria and sugars. We provide comprehensive check-ups to detect and diagnose cavities early, preventing further decay and complications. Our team ensures that patients are fully aware of the causes and preventative measures to maintain optimal oral health.

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Modern Filling Solutions

Gone are the days of noticeable and unsightly fillings. Utilizing the latest in dental technologies and materials, we offer fillings that seamlessly blend with your natural teeth. More than just a restorative procedure, our fillings are crafted to ensure comfort, functionality, and aesthetics.

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Why Hillside Dental Care?

Our approach is holistic, valuing both function and appearance. Patients trust us for our thoroughness, precision, and the warmth with which we deliver our services. Our dental team is dedicated to making the filling process as comfortable and efficient as possible, ensuring peace of mind and long-lasting results.

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Protect & Preserve

Dental cavities can be unsettling, but they're a common issue that many face. At Hillside Dental Care, we're here to guide you through the restoration process, ensuring that your teeth are not only free from decay but also retain their natural beauty and function. Embrace a future of dental wellness and aesthetic harmony with our expert care.

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Restoration with Aesthetics in Mind

Our fillings aren't just about treating decay; they're about restoring your tooth's look and function harmoniously

To many, the word 'filling' might bring to mind a visible metallic patchwork on a tooth. But modern dentistry has evolved. We use materials that mimic the translucency and shade of your natural teeth, ensuring that the fillings are virtually undetectable. Our goal is to restore not just the health, but also the natural appearance of your teeth, ensuring you can smile, talk, and eat with absolute confidence.


Our Services

Unparalleled expertise in comprehensive dental care tailored to every unique smile

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Whether restoring a damaged tooth or filling a void, our crowns and bridges combine functionality with aesthetic brilliance. Each piece is artfully crafted, ensuring a natural look and a resilient dental future.
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Fill the void left by missing teeth with our robust dental implants. Designed to merge flawlessly with your natural teeth, they offer both functionality and aesthetic beauty. Dive into a world where you can eat, speak, and smile without reservations.
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Regain the functionality and aesthetics of your smile with our tailor-made dentures. Crafted for optimal comfort and natural appearance, they seamlessly fill in gaps, letting you chew, speak, and smile with renewed confidence.
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Providing clarity on common queries!

  • While some cavities might cause noticeable pain, others can be asymptomatic. Regular dental check-ups are the best way to detect cavities early. Signs can include tooth sensitivity, visible holes, and pain when eating.

  • The lifespan of a filling depends on the material used and individual dental habits. On average, amalgam fillings last about 10-15 years, while composite fillings last around 5-7 years. Regular dental check-ups can help monitor their condition.

  • Yes, decay can develop beneath or around an existing filling, especially if it's damaged or if there's a gap between the tooth and the filling. Regular dental visits can help detect and address such issues promptly.

  • Yes, besides amalgam and composite fillings, there are options like gold and porcelain. Each type has its own advantages and considerations. Discuss with your dentist to determine the best choice for your specific needs.




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  • 7241 North Thornydale Rd Tucson, AZ 85741


Patient Stories

Check out what our patients are saying

Polly W.

Confidence Reborn

Thank you for giving me back my smile and my confidence. You have no idea what a difference you have made in my life. We think you are very special and understanding.
Adam C.

Revelatory Dental Care

My wife loved your dental office: extremely professional and very caring people. She had no idea she was grinding her teeth at night and what it was doing to her teeth. No one noticed that before!
David N.

Gratitude for Expertise

Dear Dr. Rosenberg, A highlight for the year has been getting to know you better – thank you for all you have done for our family. We appreciate your expertise.
Steve C.

Two Decades, Unwavering Trust

My wife and I have been with Hillside Dental for nearly 20 years. From dental cleaning to root canals and almost all dental needs. Dr. Rosenberg and his staff are highly skilled, knowledgeable and very focused on their patients. We are moving to California soon but I would be tempted to come back for our dental needs.
Trish D.

Exceptional Emergency Care

I had a really bad tooth emergency over this past weekend. Since it was a Sunday, the office was closed. I texted the Dr.'s emergency line, and he came into the office with an assistant ready to go and relieve my pain. I can't tell you enough what a relief it was to get this taken care of. I'll always recommend Dr. Rosenberg and his staff.
Kyra R.

Exceptional Experience

I have nothing but the best to say about Hillside Dental Care. The dentist was very kind and polite. I had not been to a dentist in over 15 years and was very nervous, but the dentist and staff made me feel comfortable. I would highly recommend going to this office; they are amazing!
Ann R.

The Best Care

I have been going to John Rosenberg since I moved here in 1987. He has been the best dentist I have ever had—no pain! Only the best care I could ask for anytime and every time I needed him. The whole team at this office are Professional, Courteous, Friendly, couldn't ask for more! I recommend them most highly.
Cathy S.

20 Years of Great Service

I have been going to this dentist for about 20 years. They have been great with my dental needs as well as my children's. Very patient with the kids. I love this office. Dr. Rosenberg is great, and Ruby is so helpful. My dental hygienist made my teeth feel like new!
James S.

First-Class Dental Care

I have had cleanings, fillings, and crowns done by this dentist. All of the work was first class. The staff and Dr. Rosenberg were personable and professional. They were very attentive to my comfort and care. I would recommend them to anyone.
Nicole S.

Comfortable Dental Work

I had 3 teeth removed recently, and I was very nervous as I've never had adult teeth pulled before. The entire staff is super friendly and nice and eased my fears about being at the dentist for the first time in 15 years. Dr. Rosenberg is very knowledgeable with a gentle touch and great bedside manner. I will recommend this office to anyone needing dental work!
Nick K.

20 Years of First-Class Care

Been getting first-class care for over 20 years. I've recommended them to friends and family, and we all agree they make the experience comfortable, and you leave with confidence that you just received excellent care.
Ramon A.

Gentle and Caring Treatment

This is the best dental experience I have had in my LIFE. I had a lot of dental work done as a little boy, including a headgear, extractions, fillings, and braces. As a result, I am traumatized. However, the staff was extremely gentle and aware of my dental office anxiety. THANK YOU to the entire staff for taking such good care of me! I highly recommend!
Megan J.

Compassionate Care

I walked into this dental office with an extreme fear of dentists. The staff is always pleasant, kind, and does everything in their power to help me be comfortable EVERY TIME. Extensive variety of services performed in office. Easily made emergency appointment. Would highly recommend to anyone looking.


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