If you are an adult, you are more than likely familiar with silver fillings that have been common for many decades in dental care. In fact, you may even have a few in your mouth right now. In addition to being an eyesore, metal amalgam is extremely sensitive to temperature, expanding and contracting while in place, putting pressure on the teeth.
Dental fillings are a common restoration, and while no one wants to get a cavity, sometimes they happen. However, today, there are robust, affordable, and natural-looking solutions. White composite fillings are aesthetically pleasing solutions that can restore oral health and maintain beauty in the smile. Individuals residing in Chesterland, Ohio, can turn to Chesterland Family Dental Care for this advanced dental service.
Modern dental restorations are both affordable and effective. White fillings allow us to fill in the area created by a cavity with a material that matches the remainder of the natural tooth. The result is a nearly indistinguishable restoration that doesn’t break the bank. The composite resin material is a mixture of plastic and bonded to fit into your tooth. Once in place, a special light is used to harden the material into a place that blends in seamlessly.
Composite resin fillings can last for many years with good oral health care at home and routine dental visits.
The composite resin material used for cavity fillings can also be used in a procedure called dental bonding to correct the following issues:
No one wants to be reminded of their cavity every time they smile or look in the mirror. That’s why composite fillings are a great way to restore oral health. Having dental work is not something to be embarrassed about. At Chesterland Family Dental Care, we want our patients to know that their health and confidence are our top priorities.
Cavities do not go away on their own. If left untreated, they can turn into larger holes and potentially even gum disease. Routine dental visits are one of the best ways to discover cavities early when they can be conservatively treated. However, suppose you are experiencing any signs of tooth decay, such as toothaches, sensitivity, pain while eating and drinking, or visible holes in the tooth. In that case, it’s important to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. If you are in the Chesterland, OH area, call us today at (440) 491-4001.
Brianne R. Fratantonio, MA, DMD, earned her dental degree from Case
University School of Dental Medicine and her Bachelor of Science and Masters in
from John Carroll University.
She is a member of the
American Dental Association (ADA),
Ohio Dental Association (ODA),
American Academy of Facial Esthetics,
Engel Institute of Dental Implants, and
is passionate about providing general dentistry services and building lasting patient
Nicholas R. Fratantonio, DDS, FAGD, received his postgraduate training at Case Western Reserve University Dental School. He is a member of the ADA, ODA, Northeast Ohio Dental Society, International Association of Orthodontics, American Orthodontic Society, American Association of Functional Orthodontics, and International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics, a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and a Past President of the Northeastern Ohio Neuromuscular Study Club.
Daniela Diaz, DMD, earned her doctorate from Case Western Reserve University and took part in an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Internship at MetroHealth Medical Center. She keeps updated with the latest technologies and follows various continuing education courses to expand her skills. Dr. Diaz is a member of the ADA, ODA, American Association for Women Dentists, Hispanic Dental Association, and Greater Cleveland Dental Society (GCDS).
Trudy Amstadt, DDS, is a graduate of the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. She has followed advanced courses in cosmetic dentistry, dentures, crowns and bridges, occlusion, and neuromuscular dentistry. She has memberships with the American Dental Society, ODA, GCDS0, and various study clubs.