When you receive the always disappointing news of a new cavity, you know that a filling is in order. The goal of a filling is to restore a tooth with damage. This is usually due to decay or fracture of the enamel. Dr. Auslander fills new cavities with composite resin and also replaces old, broken-down metal fillings (mercury containing) with composite resin. Auslander Dental wants to brighten your smile and leave your teeth with a more natural look and feel.

We treat our Gambrills patients with the same level of care and respect we treat our own families. This is why we only use the highest quality materials in our office. Composite fillings restore the tooth, rather than “filling” the tooth. They bond directly to the tooth, forming a whole. This strengthens the tooth and recreates most of its original shape. Composite fillings are also cosmetically appealing, as they match your natural tooth coloring and do not shine.

With today’s advancements, there is no reason to bear the embarrassment of the unsightly and unhealthy silver fillings of the past. At Auslander Dental, we rely on amalgam-free, state-of-the-art, tooth-colored resin. These composite fillings retain physical properties much closer to the natural tooth structure.

Tooth colored fillings are preferred by most patients because of the color, overall appearance and comfortable feel. Silver amalgams, on the other hand, weaken the teeth and make them more susceptible to breaking, which can be expensive to correct. For this reason, composite material can save both time and money in the long run. In addition, hot and cold sensitivity is greatly reduced with composite material, compared to the silver/mercury amalgams. Finally, composite fillings are achieved with smaller holes, allowing for healthier teeth and the elimination of mercury exposure.

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