Tooth Filling Video
Tooth Fillings for Your Dream Smile
A tooth filling is dental restorative material used to restore a tooth with structural loss to its normal condition in health, function, and appearance. TLC Dental Group, the home of “Gentle Dentistry,” specializes in superb yet affordable dental fillings that resolve your specific problem, eliminate discomfort, and enable you to eat, speak, and smile normally again. Please call us now at (315) 637-7684 for superior dental fillings that will provide you with the health, happiness, and confidence of a “Dream Smile.”
- Remove tooth decay
- Deter future tooth decay
- Reduce risk of infecting other people with cavity causing bacteria
- Reduce infection causing bad breath
- Reduce infection causing inflammations that threaten general health
- Restore tooth structure lost to infection
- Replace missing, worn, cracked, leaking, and discolored fillings
- Restore cracked and broken teeth
- Restore worn teeth
- Restore appearance and self confidence diminished by decayed teeth
- Create your (Dream Smile)
Tooth Filling Procedure
There are two types of tooth fillings for dental cavities or dental caries. A Direct Tooth Filling is generally completed in one office visit and an Indirect Tooth Filling in two office visits.
Direct Dental Fillings for Dental Cavities
TLC Dental Group first addresses a tooth cavity by thoroughly examining a tooth to determine the location, nature, and extent of the tooth cavity. If it is suitable for a direct tooth filling we then remove the decayed material, clean the affected area, prepare a liner or base if needed, properly shape the area, and emplace the tooth filling.
Indirect Dental Fillings for Dental Cavities
There are two types of indirect dental fillings. A dental inlay is a tooth filling within the cusps (bumps) on the chewing surface of a tooth. A dental onlay covers a more extensive area than a dental inlay and is often called a partial dental crown.
The initial steps in an indirect tooth filling procedure are the same as those for a direct tooth filling procedure save for the immediate emplacement of the tooth filling. In lieu of that, an exact measurement and mold (impression) of the area and a precise color match with your natural teeth are made for a specialized laboratory that prepares a high quality permanent tooth filling. A temporary tooth filling is then emplaced pending the completion, emplacement, and polishing of its successor.
In both direct dental fillings and indirect dental fillings, TLC Dental Group takes exceptional care to assure that your dental fillings provide for not only healthy teeth but also attractive teeth.
Tooth Filling Composition
TLC Dental Group offers dental fillings of different composition that we thoroughly review with you to determine which one best realizes your Dream Smile.
Amalgam Fillings are the least expensive and one of he strongest and longest lasting dental fillings. The FDA, ADA, and World Health Organization find that the very low levels of mercury in amalgam fillings hold no health risks
Gold Fillings are made to our exact specifications by a highly specialized laboratory. They are non-corrosive and are the longest lasting of dental fillings. They are well tolerated by gum tissue and their appearance is preferred by some patients.
Composite Resin Fillings gain additional support from bonding and can be used for several restorative purposes beyond dental fillings. And they can be custom made to match the color of your natural teeth.
Porcelain Fillings are made to our exact specifications by a highly specialized laboratory. They are are exceedingly popular dental fillings that wonderfully match the color of your teeth, are resistant to stains, and are very long lasting.
Tooth Filling Durability
The durability of a tooth filling, just like that of a normal tooth, is largely dependent on good dental hygiene and regular dental checkups. With proper care, dental fillings may last for many years.
Tooth Filling Appearance
In its creation, emplacement, and ultimate appearance your tooth filling reflects our motto “The Art of Gentle Dentistry.” We provide for your comfort in the procedure and for your dental health in a sound and functional tooth filling. And in artfully designing your tooth filling, we provide a truly resplendent addition to your “Dream Smile.”
For more than a quarter of a century our calling card has been “We Cater to Cowards” and over this time we have set the Syracuse, NY dentist benchmark for “Gentle Dental.” Throughout your tooth filling procedure we will allay your concerns with our comforting staff, ambiance, amenities, anesthetics, and our unwavering commitment to your care and comfort.
Affordable Dental Fillings
Dr. Rothenberg believes that “excellent dental care should not be reserved for the privileged few” and that dental cost, particularly tooth filling cost, should be affordable. Accordingly, TLC Dental Group has long been recognized not only for the superiority of its dental fillings but also for their affordability. We are “Affordable Dental” and proudly preserve your teeth and your wallet.
For definitions related to tooth filling, dental fillings, amalgam fillings, and porcelain fillings consult Dr. Rothenberg’s Dental Dictionary.