If you have a cavity, a dental filling can replace the decayed tissue. To complete your smile, Dr. Yani Dixon can place tooth-colored fillings, also known as composite fillings, which match the tooth for seamless, natural-looking results. Dr. Yani can also use this solution to safely replace old metal fillings. At Holistic & Healing Dentistry, we strive to provide patients with high-quality solutions that benefit every aspect of their health.
Advantages of Tooth-Colored Fillings
The most obvious advantage of receiving a tooth-colored filling is the natural-looking results they provide. Unlike traditional metal fillings, the composite resin used to create these restorations is matched to the rest of the tooth for discreet results. After treatment, you can smile with confidence.
There are several additional benefits that tooth-colored fillings can provide over metal fillings, including:
- Conservative Treatment
- When applying a metal filling, more dental tissue must be removed. Composite fillings, on the other hand, require comparatively less alteration of the tooth.
- Stronger Bond
- Since a composite filling can be applied directly to the surface of the tooth, it creates a stronger bond for reliable restoration. With proper care, a composite filling can last 10 years or more.
- Less Fluctuation
- Amalgam fillings are sensitive to temperature changes. They expand and contract frequently, which can weaken the tooth over time. Composite fillings react far less to temperature changes.
- Our composite fillings are free of BPA (Bisphenol A). We take every possible measure to avoid the use of unhealthy chemicals in your restorations.
If you have suffered extensive damage or decay, a dental crown may be a more suitable solution. Dr. Yani can evaluate your oral health during your consultation to determine the most effective way to repair your tooth.
The Treatment Process
First, a local anesthetic will be used to numb the treatment area. Dr. Yani will then begin by removing the decayed portion of the tooth. Next, the composite material is used to fill the resulting empty space within the tooth. A specialized ultraviolet (UV) light is used to harden the composite material and bond it to the tooth.
Dr. Yani can place a discreet composite filling to restore health and aesthetics to your smile.
To ensure a precise and comfortable fit, Dr. Yani will trim away any excess filling material. The tooth-colored filling will then be polished to match the natural contours of your tooth.
Replacing Amalgam Fillings
As part of his dedication to holistic care, Dr. Yani can remove amalgam fillings using the proper technology for the utmost safety in accordance with the standards set by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT). We can then replace metal fillings with tooth-colored fillings that improve the appearance of your smile and provide peace of mind.
Book a Consultation
If you have a cavity or an old amalgam filling you wish to replace, Dr. Yani can provide a tooth-colored filling that benefits both the health and appearance of your smile. Contact us online or call us at (786) 655-4296 to schedule your consultation.
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