If you have one or more cavities requiring fillings, we offer a variety of options to suit the individual needs of our patients. Our compassionate dentists have a shared philosophy of empowering their patients to make choices regarding their own oral health. When you come in to Aesthetic Dento-Facial Associates in Sandy Springs for treatment, Dr. Muecke, Dr. Leever or Dr. Sims will assess your situation carefully and explain all your options for treatment, so you can determine which solution is best for you.
Filling a cavity is considered “restorative dentistry” in that we are restoring a damaged, decaying tooth, essentially rebuilding it and protecting it against further decay. To accomplish this, several types of fillings are available, including:
- Composite resin—also called a “white filling,” this compound mixture of plastic and ceramic is often used to fill front teeth because it more resembles the actual tooth and looks less like a filling. In days past, composite resin wasn’t considered strong enough to resist the grinding of back teeth, but recent advances have strengthened the composite resin compound, making it a great alternative to amalgam fillings for all teeth.
- Porcelain—also used for crowns, porcelain is a strong, durable filling option that can be made to look like your natural tooth.
At Aesthetic Dento-Facial Associates, we know that every mouth and every set of teeth is different, which is why we offer many alternatives for fillings and other restorative dental treatments. You and your dentist can look at all your options and decide on the best course of treatment for you! For more information, call us at 770-828-0000, or fill out our online consultation request form.