TOOTH COLORED FILLINGS
Used to correct the spread of dental decay (otherwise known as “cavities”) or in some cases to correct cosmetic damage, tooth-colored fillings are one of the ways we preserve your teeth and health. We are a metal-free office! So all of our fillings are designed to match the color of your existing teeth. At our office we have multiple sedation options to keep your visit enjoyable. We ensure all of our patients are sufficiently numbed prior to treatment and take care to make the proper biting contours for optimal function.
Many people are expressing growing concern over BPA or Bisphenol A, contained in plastics and in dental materials.
Baby bottles and other plastic bottles are notorious for containing the synthetic harmful substance that has been known to cause problems in the body (i.e., certain reproductive cancers). More specifically, BPA looks a lot like the hormone estrogen and can confuse the organs that produce or respond to the hormone.Our team is very aware of this issue. As such, we have incorporated composite filling material and dental sealants that do not include bisphenol-A, nor contain compounds that make bisphenol.
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.