Oconee Dental, PC provides dental fillings in Watkinsville, Georgia, for patients whose teeth have been damaged by cavities, chipping, or other minor to moderate tooth damage. Dental fillings can help restore your smile to full beauty and function! Please call us at 706-769-1659 to learn more about dental fillings and to schedule your appointment with our talented dentists.
The concept of a dental fillings is to replace and restore tooth structure that is damaged due to decay or fracture. With the many advances of modern dentistry, you will no longer need to suffer the embarrassment of unsightly and unhealthy silver fillings or metal margins. We can eliminate the dark, discolored appearance in your teeth with state-of-the-art, tooth-colored resin or porcelain filling materials. Our dentists will replace old, broken down amalgam (metal) fillings that contain traces of mercury with white (composite) fillings to restore your smile and teeth to a more natural look and feel.
Composite dental fillings require significantly less removal of your original tooth structure than amalgam fillings, meaning that you retain more of your natural teeth for a healthier smile. Composite fillings are also healthier because they contain no mercury. This type of filling material bonds to the tooth, strengthening it by restoring most of the original shape. Silver amalgam fillings, on the other hand, weaken the teeth, making them more susceptible to breaking, and increasing your sensitivity to heat and cold. In the long run, using a composite filling material will most likely save you time and money.
Most patients prefer composite dental fillings due to the natural color, strength, and overall appearance and feel. You can receive your dental filling in just one appointment at our office. When you receive your restorative treatment, our dentists will remove the decayed or damaged portions of your tooth, clean the tooth, and then fill it with the composite resin and shape it to match your original tooth structure. The filling will then be hardened to provide a comfortable, long-lasting restoration.
For more information about composite dental fillings and to make your appointment with Dr. Harmon-Smith, Dr. Anthony, and Dr. Watson, please contact our office today.