Tooth Colored Fillings
Fillings are one of the most common and effective ways to restore the comfort, appearance, and function of teeth that suffer from decay, chips, or cracks. At Smile Hilliard, we provide only the highest quality tooth-colored fillings made from safe composite materials.
Why Tooth-Colored Fillings?
Unlike traditional silver (or amalgam fillings), composite fillings are made from a durable mixture of plastic and fine glass materials. These fillings offer several benefits, including:
- Custom shading matching the existing color of natural teeth
- Less drilling and less tooth structure removal
- Bonded directly to teeth and can be placed anywhere in the mouth
- Ideal solution for small and large fillings
- A durable, dependable, lasting bond that is less likely to crack or chip
- No risk of mercury exposure that comes with amalgam fillings
Composite fillings effectively replace tooth decay and stabilize damaged teeth in a single office visit so that your smile and ability to chew are completely restored with a long-lasting solution.
Our Approach to Fillings
At Smile Hilliard, we recommend regular dental check-ups and preventative care that help prevent tooth decay. These routine exams allow us to find cavities early, before they can cause symptoms like cold and sweet sensitivity. When found early, tooth decay can be removed in the most conservative and least costly manner.
If you are experiencing discomfort in your mouth, visit our office for a thorough exam and x-rays of your teeth and the surrounding gum tissue. We’ll recommend regular dental care procedures that will help prevent cavities, discuss the causes of your discomfort, and suggest the treatment that prioritizes the health of your teeth and gums without risking future decay that could lead to more invasive and costly procedures.
If you have a cavity, Dr. Sanyk will discuss your options and help you choose the restoration that is ideal for the long term comfort and appearance of your teeth. During your office visit, our staff will keep you informed about each step and completely comfortable throughout the procedure.