Used to prevent the spread of tooth decay or correct any cosmetic damage, a filling is just one of the ways our dentists preserve your health. Before placement, any rot must be drilled out. We offer local anesthesia along with sedation to ensure maximum comfort for our patients. For your convenience we offer both amalgam (silver) and composite (tooth-colored) fillings. Composite fillings provide a more aesthetic result and bond to your teeth for a more secure restoration. Composite fillings can also be matched to the color of your existing teeth for the most natural-looking treatment. Questions you may have about which filling material is best for you can be discussed.
Much like fillings, inlays and onlays repair minor cavities or fractures in teeth. They provide increased support and protection for moderate sized repairs while preserving as much natural tooth structure. Our inlays and onlays can be done in one visit using our CEREC technology to fabriate beautiful and strong tooth colored restorations.
Since the color of a composite resin filling can be customized, it is the most aesthetically pleasing option. However, it is more expensive and not as strong as an amalgam filling. Composite resin is ideal for repairing chipped or cracked teeth, filling in a tooth gap, correcting dental discoloration, protecting any exposed tooth root from gum recession, or changing the shape of teeth. Patients may also choose composite resin for cavity fillings as they are bonded to the teeth in layers and therefore require less drilling away of the natural tooth.