Tooth Colored (composite) Fillings and Bonding

Inlay #31Welcome to Oxley Comprehensive Dentistry, where we blend the art and science to provide you with life-like, natural dental restorations. Our commitment to excellence is evident in our approach to a very common procedure: tooth-colored or composite fillings. When you need to have a cavity or tooth filled, you want to ensure it is done properly and in a way that restores it to as close to a natural tooth as possible.

The Art and Science of Natural Restorations:

Dr. Oxley is not just a dentist; he is an artist trained in the meticulous craft of creating dental restorations that are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. Additionally, he takes the necessary steps to ensure composite fillings are placed with the utmost attention to detail using scientifically proven techniques and materials. Following strict protocols, our goal is to deliver painless, beautiful, and long-lasting restorations.

Tooth colored fillings usually consist of composites that restore small to medium sized cavities. But we also utilized more conservative approaches like bonded veneers, inlays and onlays if a filling alone is going to be too large to fix the tooth well enough to provide longevity.

Why Choose Tooth-Colored Fillings?

1. Aesthetic Appeal:

Tooth-colored fillings are placed to match the color of your natural teeth seamlessly. This ensures that your smile remains natural and beautiful, without the appearance of metal restorations.

2. Conservative Approach:

Unlike traditional metal fillings, tooth-colored fillings allow for a more conservative approach to preserving your tooth structure. This means less removal of healthy tooth and restoring it whole.

3. Avoiding Mercury Concerns:

Tooth-colored fillings do not contain mercury, addressing concerns associated with traditional amalgam fillings. This makes them a safe and attractive choice for our patients.

Why Some Tooth-Colored Fillings Don't Last:

While tooth-colored fillings are durable and have been used for decades, their longevity depends on various factors. Dr. Oxley understands the frustrations with dental work that doesn’t last or needs to be treated again and wants to ensure your fillings are done excellently. He uses high powered magnification when working, follows strict isolation proven to reduce sensitivity and leaking, and restores the teeth to where they actually look like teeth again.

Some reasons fillings don’t last:

  • Inadequate Bonding: Proper bonding is crucial for the longevity of tooth-colored fillings. Our strict protocols ensure a strong bond, minimizing the risk of restoration failure.
  • Poor Material Quality: Using high-quality composite materials and techniques are essential. Dr. Oxley uses top-tier materials to guarantee the durability and natural appearance of your restoration.
  • Improper treatment selection: one type of filling or technique may not work for ever situation. Each case should be handled individually to ensure a tooth is treated with a restoration that can withstand all that you are going to put it through.

Biomimetic Dentistry Principles:

At Oxley Comprehensive Dentistry, we embrace conservation of tooth structure and follow Biomimetic Dentistry (links to Biomemetic Dentistry page) principles in our approach to fillings. This innovative technique mimics the natural structure and function of teeth, resulting in restorations that are superior to traditional approaches. Biomimetic Dentistry focuses on preserving tooth structure and providing long-lasting, functional, and aesthetically pleasing restorations.

Choose Excellence in Dental Restorations:

Discover the beauty of tooth-colored fillings at Oxley Comprehensive Dentistry. Dr. Oxley combines skill, artistry, and biomimetic principles to create restorations that not only restore your teeth but enhance your smile. Schedule your appointment today and experience the art and science of dentistry at its finest. Your radiant smile awaits!