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Placing Holistic Dental Fillings

February 20, 2024

Our team offers treatment for cavities to stop discomfort and prevent complications, such as dental infection or even tooth loss. Instead of metal fillings, we offer a metal-free holistic alternative with composite resin. In today’s blog, your Lake Orion, MI, dentist talks about placing our holistic dental fillings.

The Benefits of Metal-Free Fillings

While metal restorations are effective, they can be problematic for people with metal allergies, or young children, pregnant women, or the elderly. They also change shape with time and temperature, which increases the risk of decay or reinfection down the road. Amalgam fillings also contain trace amounts of mercury! But with composite resins, we have a durable material that bonds with the tooth and can be shaded to blend with your smile seamlessly. This means lifelike results and long-lasting repair to stop discomfort and protect your smile.

Placing Your Holistic Restoration

When you need a dental filling, our team will start by numbing your tooth so you’re comfortable as we remove decay and clean the tooth thoroughly. We then prepare and place the filling material in several layers. We sculpt and mold the composite resin material as it cures beneath a light, and then polish the tooth for a brighter appearance. In one visit, we can treat a cavity. We also use the same material in a cosmetic bonding procedure, masking teeth stains, repairing minor damage, and reshaping teeth to improve esthetics in only one visit.

Preventing Tooth Decay

We would also like to talk about tips for preventing the onset of tooth decay. For example, we want to offer a cleaning and checkup every six months, so we can remove harmful buildup from the teeth and then polish them for a brighter appearance, lowering the risk of cavities. We also monitor the teeth for the earliest signs of decay, so we can offer care before you even experience discomfort in some cases. We can discuss proper brushing and flossing habits at home and healthier diet options too. For children, we can administer fluoride treatments and dental sealants to help limit the risk of tooth decay for years in some cases, so kids can maintain cavity-free smiles as long as they also see us for checkups and cleanings too.

If you have any questions about how we diagnose and treat issues like tooth decay, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to make sure you can enjoy your best possible smile for years to come.


We’re proud to offer metal-free and holistic treatments for cavities and infections. Find out more about how we treat cavities and more about our lifelike dental restoration by contacting Lake Orion Family Dentistry at (248)693-6213!

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General Dentistry

General dental care provides preventive services along with feedback about your oral health. We provide important oral health reviews for patients of all ages.

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Advanced Dentistry

The right solution for an active oral health issue can give you more confidence in your smile along with the support to bite and chew comfortably.

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Children’s Dentistry

We strive to make every visit comfortable for the kids who depend on us, and we provide reviews and protection that helps you keep them safe from oral health threats.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

We offer conservative, lasting solutions to the flaws that rob people of confidence in the way they look when they speak and smile.