Tooth-Colored Fillings in Wellesley, MA
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What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?
Cavities, one of the most common dental problems, develop when bacteria erodes your tooth enamel. In the past, dental cavities were treated with an amalgam material, a mixture of metals including mercury or silver. Now we know that these fillings do not fuse well with the teeth and the mercury may be hazardous to your general health. At Wellesley Aesthetic Dental Group, we offer tooth-colored fillings made from a composite resin to fill and protect cavities. Additionally, we can also remove old metal fillings and apply composite resin fillings for a safer and more attractive treatment for cavities. Call our Wellesley, MA office to schedule a dental exam or learn more about replacing old fillings today.
Can I Have Tooth-Colored Fillings?
Composite resin tooth-colored fillings typically fill in an area that has become damaged due to decay or after cleaning it out. Composite resin is a versatile material that can be used to correct other issues with your teeth, such as chips or excessive wear on the enamel by teeth grinding (bruxism). Since the composite resin is tinted to match your natural teeth, fillings may be placed on the back and front teeth for a seamless smile. If you have amalgam fillings, we can discuss taking them out and redoing them with tooth-colored fillings.
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Dr. Lee did an outstanding job on my 2 crows. Her assistant Jessica was very helpful during the procedure. Elizabeth is a wonderful hygienist and very knowledgeable. Liz at the desk was very helpful regarding my dental insurance questions. The Wellesley Office location is clean, bright, parking is available on-site with multiple spots. Office provide friendly environment. Thank you.
Second root canal I have had with her. She is terrific!!
Today was my first experience with Dr. Rafla and his wonderful, efficient, but most of all kind staff. I went to this very much dreaded appointment with no idea of what to expect. My poor teeth are so sore and they are making everything difficult. I have horrible gagging reflex which makes everything harder for those that are trying to take x rays to be able to guide me into having a proper diagnosis and treatment. Trust me when I say I was a difficult patient. I expected the doctor to say there wasn’t much hope for them. Instead after reviewing what I was giving him to work with he listed off the perfect game plan. All aspects would be easier on me and my issues and seem to offer a perfect solution. I hope Coach Bill Belechick has competition in writing a game plan. Dr Rafla can give him a run for his money. In no time at all Dr. Rafla had a plan devised to ease my pain and fix the pockets in my gums. I am anxious now to correct these problems and move forward with the plan Thank you Dr. Rafla and team for being both gentle and kind with me today.
I had a few root canals done at my dentist and then the teeth cracked and needed to be extracted. I lived with the missing teeth till I found Dr Rafla and he explained that I needed a bone graph since it they had been missing so long..that took six months for the bone to regenerate and give him the depth for the implants...the implants were painless and done correctly I have been going back to them for 2 yrs to monitor the implant, check my receding gums and get a extensive cleaning every 6 months. I was then able to go back to my doctor and get Invisalign treatment. Without Dr Rafla this would not be possible. Yes I could have bought a new car, but I also could have had dental problems the rest of my life..I now don't worry and my smile is straight again.
I had a root canal with Dr. Marta Rafla. She and everyone I've worked with in her office is incredibly nice, considerate, and professional. My root canal was quick and painless too! I was so very happily surprised with how pleasant my entire experience was. I don't usually rate and review on Google, but this office deserves the public recognition!
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What Can I Expect When Getting a Tooth-Colored Filling?
Getting a filling with composite resin at our Wellesley, MA dental office is usually a simple process. Prior to treatment, the area will be numbed to help you feel more comfortable. Once you're prepared, the affected enamel can be treated using a unique dental drill that will be selected based on where the cavity is located and the amount of decay present. Once the enamel is removed and the tooth is disinfected, the cavity will be replaced with the composite resin material and set. We will smooth the filling so it feels comfortable and matches your natural teeth.
Is There a Recovery Period After Getting a Tooth-Colored Filling?
You should be able to resume your normal daily routine after your tooth-colored filling is complete, but you might notice a sensitivity to hot and cold food and beverages for a few days. You can take over-the-counter pain medication to minimize discomfort; however, you should not have any major issues. If, after a few days, the filling feels high or uneven, please call us. Your tooth-colored filling can be cleaned by following a regular home care routine, including daily flossing and brushing. At your annual dental examination, we will assess your filling and determine if it should be replaced or repaired.
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Are Tooth-Colored Fillings Covered Under Insurance?
Composite resin fillings are a common treatment for cavities that are typically covered, at least partially, by insurance. A team member will contact your dental insurance company to understand your coverage so we can calculate your out-of-pocket cost. We want to make getting necessary dental treatments as convenient as possible, so we are happy to discuss the different payment methods we accept, as well as give you information on obtaining medical financing.
Take Care of Your Teeth With Tooth-Colored Fillings
Dental cavities may begin as a small problem, but it's important to have them treated before they develop into a more expensive concern. At Wellesley Aesthetic Dental Group, tooth decay and cavities can be treated with dental fillings. Our dentists make sure to match the color of your natural teeth so you get a seamless, healthy smile. If you suspect you or your child has tooth decay, contact our office in Wellesley, MA to schedule a dental examination.