Dental Fillings 2016-10-12T16:38:25+00:00

Dental FillingsTo treat a cavity, our dentist will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and then “fill” the area on the tooth where the decayed material was removed.

At Grove Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we provide resin composite tooth colored fillings, which can be completed in just one visit to Grove Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. When in place, the tooth-colored filling can actually strengthen your tooth and help to prevent future decay.

Advantages of Tooth-Colored Fillings

  • Resin onlays are bonded to the teeth creating a tight, superior fit to the natural tooth.
  • The tooth remains intact and stronger.
  • The resin contains fluoride, which can help prevent decay.
  • The resin wears like natural teeth and does not require placement at the gum line, which is healthier for your gums!

The result is a beautiful smile! 

Replacing Fillings with a Tooth-Colored Filling
You can have your fillings replaced with tooth-colored restorations (onlays). This process requires two appointments.

1. Your First Appointment:

  • The old filling is removed, along with any additional decay.
  • An impression is made of your teeth. A model of your teeth is made and sent to the lab.
  • A temporary onlay is placed on the tooth.

At the Lab…
A resin is carefully placed into the model of your teeth. It is then designed to look natural.

2. Your Second Appointment: 

  • The temporary onlay is removed.
  • A conditioning gel is placed on your tooth to prepare it for the new onlay.
  • Bonding cement is placed on the tooth and a high intensity light bonds the resin to the tooth.
  • The tooth is then polished.

Your teeth are restored to a natural look and feel. They are stronger and the tooth is protected!