Tooth-colored dental fillings: For the long, healthy “life” of your beautiful smile in Chesterland, OH

Friendly first-class establishments like Chesterland Family Dental Care use advanced materials to rebuild teeth. These materials look like natural enamel. So, they blend in with seamlessly when you smile. Patients with sophisticated dental fillings in Chesterland, OH at the office of Dr. Brianne (“Dr. Bri”) Fratantonio, feel so natural in your mouth that you will forget these teeth were treated with dental materials! Since they share the strength and other properties of natural tooth enamel, tooth-colored fillings made from dental ceramics or composite resin also hold up well to the forces that are placed on them from the biting, chewing, and other functions.

Stellar cavity treatment

Early-stage enamel erosion and decay may be resolved with modifications to oral hygiene and oral care products recommended by our team. However, a tooth with decay that cannot be resolved with oral care alone may be a candidate for a dental filling. This type of restoration “fills in” decayed areas or cavities. It is generally a conservative, straightforward, and fast procedure that prevents further damage, as decay is a progressive condition.

Composite resin

Dental resin may be color-matched to blend in with the rest of your teeth. After the decayed tissue is removed, one of our dentists will apply the dental composite in layers to the treated tooth. As each layer is applied, the material is hardened for utmost strength and durability.

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Dental ceramics

Ceramics such as dental porcelain are highly regarded because they so closely replicate natural tooth structure in both appearance and resiliency. Resin is a “direct” filling because the material is applied and bonded directly to the prepared tooth. Porcelain fillings are a type of “indirect” restoration because they are fabricated to fill in the cleaned, decay-free cavity. The filling is placed in the cavity and bonded or “fixed” to the tooth. These materials are also biocompatible and appropriate for patients with sensitivities to metals. You may also benefit from aesthetic inlays, onlays, or crowns. Serving patients in and around Hunting Valley, Gates Mills, Chardon, Munson, Kirtland, Russell, Chagrin Falls, Novelty, and Mayfield, Chesterland Family Dental Care looks forward to meeting you. Call (440) 491-4001  to schedule an appointment.


Fillings are used to repair tiny holes or cavities in teeth. White composite fillings are visually pleasant options that help restore dental health while maintaining the smile looking amazing.

After removing the decayed tissue, your dentist will apply the dental composite to the treated tooth in layers. The material is hardened as each layer is placed for maximum strength and longevity.

They are both inexpensive and efficient. White fillings use a substance that matches the rest of the natural tooth to fill up the space left by a cavity. As a result, the repair is practically unrecognizable, extremely safe, and done in a single appointment.

Your tooth may be slightly sensitive after it has been filled. Sensitivity is perfectly normal and usually resolves itself after a day or two.

Fillings can endure for five to ten years or more before needing to be changed. During your bi-annual checkups, your dentist will inspect your fillings to ensure they are in good shape.

Brianne R. Fratantonio, MA, DMD
Nicholas R. Fratantonio, DDS, FAGD
Trudy Amstadt, DDS

Brianne R. Fratantonio, MA, DMD, earned her dental degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and her Bachelor of Science and Masters in Biology from John Carroll University. She is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Ohio Dental Association (ODA), American Academy of Facial Esthetics, Straight Wire Orthodontic Studies, Engel Institute of Dental Implants, and Dental XP Externship. She is passionate about providing general dentistry services and building lasting patient relationships.

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.

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.