Fillings/Sealants

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General
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General/Cosmetic Dentistry
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Get a natural look with composite fillings.

Due to growing research and concerns over dental amalgam by the FDA, Dr. Van Buskirk and Dr. Krischke do not offer silver fillings. Rather, we offer composite fillings.

Composite fillings or “tooth colored” fillings are done when a small to moderate portion of a tooth is decayed. Because composites are “bonded” or adhesively held in a tooth, they provide good durability and resistance to tooth fracture. Our doctors match the color of dental composite to the color of your tooth, providing a beautiful, natural restoration.

 

Forget the drill with air abrasion fillings.

When tooth decay is detected early, air abrasion or “drill-less” dentistry is possible. Air abrasion fillings usually require no anesthetic and are the most conservative way to restore beginning tooth decay. A dental “sand blasting” technique gently removes only the soft part of the affected decayed tooth enamel allowing a smaller, more esthetic tooth colored filling to be placed. Air abrasion fillings are quick, painless and patients can eat and drink minutes after leaving the office.

 

We’ve got your back (teeth) with pit & fissure sealants.

 

A sealant is a plastic material that is usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (premolars and molars) where decay occurs most often. The flow-able dental resin bonds into the pits and fissures of the chewing surfaces of molars. The sealant acts as a barrier, protecting the teeth against decay causing bacteria.

Unlike most dental offices, we apply our sealants with a conditioner and an air abrasion technique to ensure proper retention. These sealants last several years under normal biting pressure and are monitored biannually by our hygienists.