At Desert Smiles, Dr. Donald Wilcox, Dr. Nathan Tenney and their staff are proud to use the latest advanced techniques and technologies to provide you with the highest quality cosmetic dental care. When you’re in need of restorations like dental fillings to correct cavities or tooth decay, you can have peace of mind that you’re getting the best personalized care for your oral health. Offering options such as porcelain fillings, tooth-colored composite resin fillings, and white composite fillings, we’ll work to help you regain your beautiful smile.
If you’re interested in learning more about the dental fillings we offer at Desert Smiles, contact our office at 602-978-1790 to schedule an appointment today. We happily serve the areas of Glendale, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Peoria, Arizona.
Tooth Colored Fillings
The most popular dental filling choices for addressing cavities and tooth decay are porcelain and composite resin fillings. In recent years, a fundamental shift has occurred in the material used for fillings. Metal fillings, which contain mercury, were the standard treatment for treating tooth decay for decades. After numerous studies showed that even small percentages of mercury could be harmful if inhaled or ingested, we at Desert Smiles decided to move away from silver amalgam/mercury fillings and offer our patients alternatives for their oral care.
Tooth-colored fillings that use porcelain or a composite resin material provide lasting results and are a safe alternative to metal fillings. They also offer numerous benefits for when you need a restoration to fix cavities and tooth decay. These benefits include:
- Tooth colored to match existing teeth
- Natural looking
- Bonds well to tooth enamel
- Seals tooth better than metal fillings
- Mercury free
- Less vulnerable to leaking or breaking as metal fillings
- Strengthens teeth when bonded
- Requires less tooth structure to adhere, leaving more of your natural tooth
- Easily repaired
We love being able to restore our patient’s smiles so that they can look and feel their best. For examples of our restoration results, take a look at our before and after images from our patients.
SonicFill™ Composite System
In an effort to constantly improve the quality of our white dental fillings, we’ve recently switched to the SonicFill™ Composite System from Kerr Dental. Previously, our method for building white fillings was to incrementally build the fillings by layering the material on the tooth. That process, while producing successful long-lasting results, took multiple sessions, meaning extra time in the dental chair.
With the new SonicFill™ Composite System technology, we are able to place and set the entire restoration all at once. The composite filling is delivered with an ultrasonic hand piece which allows the material to flow into the prepared tooth. A laser is then used to uniformly cure the material up to a depth of 6 mm, ensuring consistent setting and bonding throughout the sealant. The benefits of this technology include:
- Placement of restoration in one setting
- Various shades available to match existing teeth
- Aesthetically-pleasing once polished
- Great for new areas of decay or replacing small to moderate sized silver fillings
- Strengthens tooth after bonded
- Tooth becomes less likely to fracture after treatment
Glendale Dental Filling Specialist
At Desert Smiles our drive is to create attractive, healthy smiles for all of our patients. Our passion and commitment, as well as our use of advanced technology and equipment, allows us to focus on your specific dental health needs and produce quality results.
If you’re in need of dental fillings to restore your teeth, contact us today at 602-978-1790 to schedule an appointment. We proudly serve all those who live in and near the areas of Glendale, Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Peoria, Arizona.