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Fillings and sealants

Pit or Preventative Fillings

Pit or Preventative are fillings that use tooth colored filling material (composite resin) and sealant to eliminate defects created when the tooth was formed. These areas are virtually impossible to keep clean, and in return usually decay.

Composite Fillings

Composite Resin

Tooth colored acrylic resins were initially developed for front teeth but can now be used in fillings in posterior teeth (molars) as well. Advantages include strengthening the teeth by bonding to the tooth, less invasive, lack of mercury and heavy metals, natural appearance, and some fluoride protection.

 

Procedure

The bonding procedure is usually completed in one visit. The first step is to remove the decayed or unsightly portion of the tooth. The tooth is then etched with a liquid or gel and a bonding agent is then applied. This will allow the composite resin to be placed in the prepared tooth. The resin is then trimmed and polished, leaving you with a beautifully sculpted, natural-looking restoration. We only use composite resins in permanent teeth.

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Get your child's sealants checked every 6 months at their exam.

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We don't place amalgam, or silver fillings in

permanent teeth.

Our natural tooth restoration can be completed in

just one visit!

Composite resin is the only filling we use for

permanent teeth.

Our high-quality fillings are both durable and effective for your child's best oral care. We apply our fillings and sealants to primary and permanent teeth as needed. Let our friendly staff know if you have questions!

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Sealants

Sealants are an acrylic coating used to fill in (seal) the grooves on the chewing surfaces of primary and permanent teeth. Because sealants need to be repaired at times due to wear (grinding, chewing ice etc,) it is essential to have sealants routinely checked every 6 months at your child's examination.