Tooth-Colored Fillings (Composite Fillings for Dental Cavities) in Worcester, MA
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What Are Composite Resin Fillings?
Cavities are among the biggest concerns among dental patients. These holes form when bacteria has eaten away a significant portion of the tooth enamel, exposing the tooth to possible infection. Until recently, a cavity might be treated using a material called amalgam, which is a mix of metals, like silver and mercury. These days, we know that amalgam fillings do not fuse fully with the teeth and that mercury can be dangerous for a person's health. At Dr. Monica Gobran & Associates in Worcester, MA, we fill dental cavities using a specially shaded composite resin, protecting the tooth while creating a seamless effect. If you already have metal fillings, our lead provider, Dr. Monica Gobran, can remove those and replace them with composite resin fillings for a more reliable, discreet cavity treatment.
How Are Tooth-Colored Fillings Placed?
At Dr. Monica Gobran & Associates, we make cavity treatments as simple as possible. First, the treatment area will be numbed using a local anesthetic to help you feel more relaxed during the procedure. If you are especially anxious about undergoing dental treatment (as is often the case for patients who have had bad experiences in the past), Dr. Gobran will be happy to discuss sedation dentistry options during your initial consultation. Once you're ready, the affected enamel can be cleared away using a dental drill. Different drill heads may be used, depending on the location of the cavity and how far the decay has progressed. Once the enamel is removed and the area is disinfected, the space will be filled with the composite material and set. Dr. Gobran will smooth the composite resin so it matches your other teeth.
Tooth-Colored Fillings Reviews
If you are considering a new dentist this is the place for you. After 30 years with the same dentist I decided to try this office. It is in a new location very conveniently located with free parking and state of the art technology. Every staff member I have met are so kind and considerate. There will be no surprises financial or otherwise. From my first appointment forward, my treatment plan has been excellent. I needed fillings, a root canal and several crowns. All can be done without ever leaving this office. Dr. Gobran arranges for a professional to come in and do the root canal. He was top notch. No more wandering around trying to find an endodontist. Crowns are made while you wait. No more walking around with temporaries waiting for the lab to make your new crown. When I had an emergency, the doc came in on her day off. When was the last time that happened? If you want a breath of fresh air and a reliable dentist, this is the place for you. Do yourself and your family a favor, switch your dentist to Dr. Gobran.
Many years total satisfaction with Dr. Gobran and her team. Cleanings, xrays, fillings, crowns. New office location very polished experience..
I needed to find a new dentist as my previous one had retired. I was skeptical about transitioning to someone new as I was with my old dentist for many years. Dr. Gobran was recommended to me and I am so glad we met. I cannot say enough about Dr. Gobran and her awesome staff. She has filled many of my teeth with replacement of old fillings. I also had a crown placed. My experience has been A+. Her front desk staff are friendly as well as professional! Special shout out to Casey (dental assistant). Thanks for all your encouragement, knowledge and skill. YOU ROCK!!! I would definitely recommend this practice!!
Very pleasant and comfortable experience with fillings and cleaning. staff is extremely friendly and knowledgable. Highy recommend!
Best dental office around town! It’s beautiful & clean inside which is important to me! The hygienist, Kris did a superb job on my dental cleaning, it was so relaxing I almost went to sleep! Afterwards, Dr. Gobran did a couple fillings on me and it was quick and painless! The work was amazing and she really accommodated my dental anxiety! Keep up the Amazing work!(:
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A Subtle Solution for Cavity Treatment
Dental cavities are a common enough problem, but untreated cavities can lead to much more serious — and costly — health issues in time. At Dr. Monica Gobran & Associates in Worcester, MA, small areas of tooth decay may be addressed with tooth-colored fillings. Dr. Gobran makes sure to match the shade of your natural teeth so you can have a healthy, beautiful smile. If you suspect you or your child have tooth decay, contact our office to schedule a dental exam with Dr. Gobran.
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Tooth-Colored Fillings FAQs
Can tooth-colored fillings be used for front teeth?
Yes, tooth-colored fillings are an excellent option for front teeth due to their aesthetic appeal. The composite resin can be specially shaded to match the natural color of your existing teeth, making the filling virtually undetectable. This is a significant advantage over amalgam fillings, which can be quite noticeable, especially when you smile or speak. Dr. Gobran specializes in providing these aesthetically pleasing fillings that blend seamlessly with your natural teeth.
How do tooth-colored fillings react to temperature changes?
Composite resin fillings are less sensitive to temperature changes compared to amalgam fillings. This means you're less likely to experience discomfort when consuming hot or cold foods and beverages. While no filling material can completely eliminate sensitivity, patients generally find that tooth-colored fillings provide a more comfortable experience in this regard. Dr. Gobran will discuss all these details with you during your consultation at our dental clinic.
Are tooth-colored fillings more expensive than amalgam fillings?
Generally speaking, tooth-colored composite resin fillings can be slightly more expensive than their amalgam counterparts. However, the cost can vary based on various factors like the size of the cavity, the location of the tooth, and your dental insurance coverage. When considering the cost, it's essential to weigh the long-term benefits, such as improved aesthetics and potentially less sensitivity. During your visit to Dr. Monica Gobran & Associates, our team will provide you with a detailed estimate and discuss any financial concerns you may have.