Dental FillingAn Overview
Dental fillings are a common procedure in dentistry. Most patients receive dental fillings if they are suffering from cracked and chipped teeth. Decayed teeth can also be treated with a deep cleaning and fillings procedure. Dr. David Rever is a highly trained general dentist with years of experience treating common oral health concerns. At Advanced Total Dental Care our staff can help restore your oral foundation and health. We can build you an even more beautiful smile.
Due to advancements in dentistry, patients can choose from a variety of dental filling material. Dr. Rever only uses the highest quality material to make sure patients walk out with a functional, bright smile.
Some common dental filling material includes:
- Composite Resin Filling- a mixture of fine particles and resins, specially designed to resemble and match the color of your natural tooth. They are completely safe to use, and can last a lifetime.
- Lonomers- A combination of finely-ground glass and acrylic. Lonomers are usually placed near the gum line or tooth root, where bite pressure isn’t a factor.
- Porcelain- A combination of porcelain, glass powder, and ceramic. Porcelain fillings are known for their durability and aesthetics. Porcelain fillings are ideal for patients with advanced tooth decay or damage. Porcelain veneers may also be recommended to match treatment. These types of fillings are the most popular option.
If patients have old fillings that cause them discomfort or are visually distracting from your smile, Dr. Rever can assess the problem and offer a more durable dental filling material. Replace old Dental amalgam fillings, that may contain mercury, with new porcelain fillings for a more seamless look.