Dental Fillings

Beautiful Cosmetic Fillings

Dental patient that wants her smile to look its best, but restoring a tooth’s function and durability is equally importantWhen it comes to maintaining your good oral health, Dr. Brad Tiner knows it’s important to treat dental concerns early, before they can grow into more extensive, and expensive, problems. If you’re suffering from a dental cavity, treating your tooth decay promptly can prevent the need for a larger filling, or worse, a dental crown.  

Do You Need A Filling?

Seeing your dentist for routine dental exams is the first step to detecting a cavity early (or keeping it from happening at all). Let Dr. Tiner know if you’re experiencing any of these symptoms of tooth decay…

  • Persistent pain or sensitivity
  • Discomfort when biting
  • Sharp sensitivity when eating something hot, cold or sweet
  • Visible holes or pits in your tooth
  • Unusual spots of tooth discoloration

With a quick call to Dentistry By Design, we’ll have you in right away to examine and treat your specific concern. When repairing a cavity, Dr. Tiner recommends tooth-colored restorations.

Why Choose Composite Fillings?

We know that you want your smile to look its best, but we also know that restoring a tooth’s function and durability is equally important. White restorations offer many advantages over traditional amalgam (silver metal) fillings:

  • With tooth-colored, composite materials, less healthy tooth structure needs to be removed, when compared to traditional silver, amalgam restorations.
  • Traditional silver fillings contract with temperature changes, resulting in damage and fractures to your natural tooth. Over time, this can lead to more costly damage that may require a dental crown to restore. Composites are stable and durable, protecting your tooth from further damage.
  • Composite Fillings are mercury-free. With amalgam restorations, trace amounts of mercury can leach into the surrounding oral tissue over time.

People want to be admired for their pearly white teeth, not the flash of silver fillingsWhen you smile, you want to be admired for your pearly whites, not the flash of silver fillings.  With proper fillings, you can avoid tooth implants or extractions in your future. Give our office a call today to get started on a confident, healthy smile with a beautiful tooth-colored filling!