Cosmetic & Advanced Dentistry uses a tooth filling to protect and add strength to a tooth that has decay, wear, or other damage. Your Owings Mills, MD dentist uses only tooth-colored dental fillings in his dental practice. Our dental fillings are durable, attractive and highly compatible. A composite tooth filling, or white filling, bonds directly to the tooth and expands like a natural tooth.
Composite Resin Tooth Filling
These dental fillings consist of a durable, biocompatible composite resin. This resin comes in a range of tooth-colored shades to match natural teeth perfectly. Although they will not last as long as other types of dental fillings, a composite tooth filling will last many years or more. Especially with proper care and maintenance.
Dr. Ed Lazer applies the composite resin tooth filling by hand directly to the tooth, without the aid of molds or other templates. Then, he sculpts the resin into place and cures it with a special light. We can usually complete a resin fillings treatment in a single visit.
In most cases, our dentist will remove little to no existing tooth structure in order to install a composite resin tooth filling. This is not the case with gold, porcelain or amalgam (silver) fillings. We do our best to preserve as much of the real tooth as possible.
Replacing Metal Dental Fillings
Many patients with a traditional amalgam filling (metal filling) choose to replace their tooth filling with a comfortable and attractive cosmetic tooth filling. Some patients have sensitivity to metal in their mouth and report having a metallic taste or discomfort because of their metal dental filling.
Dr. Lazer can remove your metal dental filling and replace it with either a composite resin filling, or a porcelain Onlay or Inlay. Replacing old fillings improves your dental health, the look of your teeth, and reduces tooth sensitivity.
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Visit Cosmetic & Advanced Dentistry in Owings Mills, MD for routine dental exams, dental cleanings, tooth fillings, and more. Give our comprehensive Baltimore dentists a call at (410) 697-6290. Learn more about cosmetic dentistry in Owings Mills.