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Placing Fillings That Blend With Your Smile

June 11, 2024

Our team believes in a holistic approach to dental care, and we offer metal-free fillings that are safe for all ages as part of this commitment! In today’s blog, your Lake Orion, MI, dentist talks about how we secure fillings to treat tooth decay that blend with your smile and last for years to come.

The Warning Signs of Tooth Decay

When should you see our team for treatment? If you attend checkups and cleanings every six months, which we recommend for patients of all ages, then we have the chance to catch decay in the earliest stages of demineralization, before you even develop discomfort. Otherwise, you may not realize you need treatment until your tooth begins to hurt. At this point, the decay has likely reached a more advanced stage and lack of treatment means the risk of an infection is growing higher and higher. When your tooth hurts, let us know so we can conduct a diagnosis and see if you need treatment. We can offer a natural-looking and holistic approach to restoration placement.

The Benefits of Holistic Composite Resin

We are proud to offer metal-free restorations, which also contain trace amounts of mercury and are safe for all ages. With fillings, we use composite resin, a blend of glass-like and acrylic particles that we shade to blend with the rest of your tooth and your smile as a whole. The same material is also employed as part of our cosmetic dental bonding procedure, masking common imperfections in the shade and shape of the tooth in one visit. The material bonds with the tooth and can stay in place for years to come, while ensuring a lifelike appearance.

Placing Your Filling

What should you expect from the filling placement? First, to ensure you are comfortable during the treatment, our team will administer a local anesthetic as we remove decay and clean the tooth in preparation for placement. We then add the material in multiple layers, and sculpt the tooth while the material cures beneath a light. When we are done, we will polish the tooth for a brighter appearance. The restoration then halts the decay and protects you from discomfort and infection, all in a single visit.

If you have any questions about how we place lifelike and holistic fillings to treat cavities, or if you have an aching tooth that needs attention, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help protect and preserve your smile with our natural-looking and holistic restorations.

Stop Tooth Decay With Lake Orion Family Dentistry!

Our team wants to help you enjoy results that look good and that are safe for your smile. To find out more about our holistic treatment options, give us a call at Lake Orion Family Dentistry at (248)693-6213! 

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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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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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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.