Dental Fillings

The American Dental Association defines dental caries, or tooth decay, as “a biofilm-mediated, sugar-driven, multifactorial, dynamic disease that results in the phasic demineralization and remineralization of dental hard tissues.” Dr. Santilli uses modern advancements made in general dentistry to treat tooth decay. Instead of using silver dental amalgam fillings, Dr. Santilli uses tooth colored composite dental fillings. The advantage of these fillings is that they blend in with the color of your teeth, allowing for a completely natural smile. Composite dental fillings still provide your teeth with the same protective capabilities for decayed or worn teeth as do amalgam fillings. If left untreated, tooth decay can be detrimental to your health, therefore, it is important to treat this unhealthy condition in a timely manner.

Cosmetic Uses for Composite Dental Fillings

Composites can also be used as an effective, cost-friendly cosmetic dentistry option to cover tooth discoloration, repair chips, and fill in gaps in broken-down teeth.

This type of chair-side veneer is a virtually painless procedure that can be completed in one visit to our office. Various colors are carefully blended, so the bonded tooth looks completely natural. The composite dental filling is then shaped and contoured to match your existing dentition.

There are several advantages to using composite material when restoring teeth. Often, no anesthetic is needed for bonding procedures. Little or no tooth preparation is needed in some cases. Dental composite veneers are also nearly half the price of a porcelain veneer, but they still offer beautiful, completely natural results giving you a whole new smile.

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Diley Ridge Dental is conveniently located to serve Canal Winchester, Pickerington, Groveport, Lancaster, and their surrounding communities.