A dental filling is one of the most common treatments, used to address tooth decay or minor tooth damage and restore your oral health. Sandy Springs dentist Dr. Brenda Paulen places metal free, composite fillings for a natural looking restoration that is durable and will not raise the risk of any health concerns associated with amalgam fillings.
Dental Fillings What to Expect
Dr. Paulen has chosen to be a mercury free dentist office as part of her overall philosophy that your oral health is a part of your overall health and well being. Composite resin and porcelain dental fillings and restorations offer a safe, durable and lasting treatment for tooth decay and minor damage. The material is custom matched to your natural teeth for a final result that can even enhance your smile.
Replacing old, dark fillings with a white filling can provide an instant smile makeover if the affected teeth are in the smile zone. The composite resin used in your typical white filling is a durable substance that will create a lasting seal, preventing bacteria from getting under it and causing additional decay or damage.
A white filling is placed during a single visit with the use of a local anesthetic to ensure your treatment is comfortable. If you are concerned about tooth decay or have a damaged tooth, schedule a visit with Dr. Paulen in our Sandy Springs dentist office as soon as possible. Early treatment will prevent further deterioration and even possible tooth loss. Dr. Paulen welcomes new patients and offers convenient payment option, including a dental membership plan to help you budget your dental care.
Inlays & Onlays
For larger teeth or those with a varied biting surface, such as back molars, Dr. Paulen often recommends the use of a porcelain inlay or onlay. Also known as a “partial crown”, these restorations will strengthen your tooth and can withstand the forces produced when chewing food. Inlays and onlays will require a couple of visits with Dr. Paulen. The initial visit will involve tooth preparation and impressions and your final restoration will be placed at the second visit. With all composite and porcelain fillings and restorations you can expect them to provide years of wear, supported by routine dental care and good at home oral hygiene. Dental fillings, inlays and onlays play an important role in the maintenance of a healthy smile.