Fillings at our Boston dental practice are a simple yet effective treatment to correct and prevent further decomposition of a decaying tooth. Along with our other cosmetic dentistry procedures, fillings can also be used to fill minor chips and other aesthetic flaws in teeth. Each unique filling we create is held to our impeccable standards of quality, ensuring that your treatment will be long-lasting, comfortable, and virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
We strive to educate our patients on all of the treatment options available to them, and members of our friendly, informative team take the time to listen to any concerns our patients may have during their initial consultations. We believe that well-informed patients are less likely to experience pre-treatment anxiety and benefit from increased satisfaction overall.
To schedule your initial consultation with our experienced dental professionals, please contact Boston Prosthodontics today.
Many patients prefer tooth-colored fillings due to their ability to integrate nearly seamlessly with natural tooth structures. This type of composite resin filling not only provides a greater aesthetic appeal than traditional silver amalgam fillings, but also allows for a smaller amount of the tooth to be removed prior to its application, minimizing risk while maximizing strength and durability. Further, composite resin behaves similarly to natural tooth material, expanding and contracting at various temperatures in the same way, and chemically bonds to teeth to provide a lasting adherence.
Other Types of Fillings
In addition to composite resin fillings, our office offers metal fillings that have traditionally found widespread use in restorative dentistry practices. These amalgam fillings are extremely effective in protecting compromised teeth.
We take every available measure to ensure our patients’ total comfort when they are receiving fillings at our Boston practice. In addition to providing a welcoming, relaxing office environment, we offer our patients a nearly pain-free experience through the application of a local anesthetic to the tooth and surrounding gum tissue.
To ensure that only healthy tooth is being covered, as well as to provide adequate space for the filling, a small amount of decayed matter must be removed. Once the tooth has been thoroughly cleaned of bacteria, a composite resin is layered onto the tooth. After the resin has hardened, the filling is filed and polished to attain optimal shape and texture. Because we use materials of only the finest quality, we are able to minimize the risk that the filling will fracture prematurely.
Benefits of Fillings
Fillings can be used to enhance the aesthetic appeal of a tooth while simultaneously protecting the tooth against further decay and damage. Our high-quality materials are designed for longevity, as well as usability, so that your filling will serve as a protective layer for years to come. Overall, fillings improve the oral health of patients who have compromised teeth, whatever the cause.
Are You a Candidate for Fillings?
Fillings are a suitable treatment option for patients that have teeth with minor structural issues, including areas of decay and small chips. In cases of extensive structural damage, our dentists may recommend dental crowns instead of fillings.