Monday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 1:00pm
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Dr. David Lamothe Reviewed by Edward L .
"My first visit to Smyrna Dental & Implant Center was shortly after it opened in 2008. My Dad, who was 90 years old at that time, had a dental issue. We just walked in, no appt."
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Tooth Colored Fillings
Smyrna Dental & Implant Center
My overall experience with Dr. Lamothe was awesome! I had a tooth extraction done and to my surprise I didn't need any pain medications and no bleeding. Thank you Dr. Lamothe!
Over time, the use of new dental materials continues to offer patients a variety of options when it comes to restoring their smile. A natural-looking smile is more attainable than ever, thanks to modern dental techniques and procedures. When patients come to Smyrna Dental & Implant Center to have cavities treated, they may ask their dentist about tooth colored fillings.
Tooth colored fillings are fillings that are made of composite resin. This material is white and blends in beautifully with a patient’s natural tooth enamel. They allow patients to restore teeth near the front of the mouth in a seamless, beautiful way.
In the past, many dentists used materials such as gold and silver amalgam to fill teeth. However, there are many concerns with this. First, patients may be at risk of mercury toxicity. Second, the contraction and expansion of the fillings in reaction to hot or cold substances can fracture the tooth. Composite resin is beneficial because it eliminates the risk of mercury toxicity, is biocompatible, bonds securely to the tooth, lasts longer, and blends in cosmetically.
Composite tooth colored fillings are placed in just one dental appointment. The tooth is prepared for the filling by removing the decay. Once the area has been cleaned and disinfected, the dentist applies bonding adhesive inside the tooth and places the composite resin inside. The filling is hardened with a special light, and then smoothed and polished. Patients love that their smile looks just as beautiful as before, and prefer to have tooth colored fillings as opposed to unsightly metal fillings with silver amalgam or gold. The dentist can explain the advantages that composite resin fillings have over traditional metal ones.
The team at Smyrna Dental & Implant Center offers composite, tooth colored fillings for patients who are interested in a more aesthetic appearance after the treatment of tooth decay. If you have cavities and you are interested in having tooth colored fillings placed instead of silver amalgam or gold, contact our practice and schedule an appointment. We love to see new faces, and we will gladly assist in restoring your smile after decay has occurred.