Get the most out of your dental filling with strong, attractive materials to rebuild damaged teeth
Our “family” at Strongsville Smile Keepers is pleased to partner with your family on restorations that support oral health and overall well-being. In turn, our dentist, Dr. Matthew Gaebelein, offers a wide range of highly cosmetic and durable restorative materials and techniques to individuals across northern Ohio. For instance, we can repair cavities and rebuild teeth with fillings made from aesthetic, tissue-friendly, and conservative materials like composite resin.
For the long, healthy life of your tooth!
The idea behind modern dental materials and techniques is to closely mimic healthy, unaltered teeth’ natural design and features. Composite resins fit in well with this modern approach to conventional dentistry treatments. This category of materials is formulated with non-metal ceramic and plastic compounds.
When prepared and designed precisely by Dr. Gaebelein, fillings made from dental composites blend in naturally with the surrounding tooth structure and neighboring teeth. With good care, they can last for many years and require no further restorative treatment. These fillings can remain as healthy and fantastic-looking as the day they were placed. Unlike other materials, such as silver-colored amalgams made from various metals, composite resin fillings do not corrode or wear down over time. Composite fillings are also appropriate for patients concerned about metal allergies or sensitivities.
The process of placing the filling is also “light-touch” and preserves as much of the natural healthy tooth as possible. Other materials require that more of the natural tooth be drilled away to make room for the filling. Cavity repair with fillings generally goes something like this:
- The affected tooth is numbed for utmost comfort during treatment.
- The damaged tooth structure is removed. So, it’s like giving your tooth a “clean slate”!
- The material used for your filling is “prepared.”
- The filling is then secured or bonded to the natural, prepared tooth structure.
- Slight refinements or adjustments are made, and the tooth is polished.
Strongsville Smile Keepers also appreciates that you are more than your teeth and gums and have a unique array of personal preferences, habits, and goals. We will work with you to arrive at the best treatment (and material) to restore your radiant smile, confidence, and health. Call (440) 508-4080 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gaebelein today.