Tooth Filling in Ballantyne
A dental filling or bonding is when dental restorative material is used to restore the function, integrity, and anatomy of missing tooth structure. The tooth structural loss typically results from decay or trauma.
Dr. Dolgov also is an expert in using multi-layered fillings with different colors to mimic the colors of a natural tooth. Look as these “Before” and “After” photos of our actual patients below. Multi-layering techniques and artistic touch were used to match the adjacent teeth.
Disadvantages Of Amalgam (Silver) Fillings:
We use tooth-colored fillings at our office because amalgam fillings have many drawbacks. Beside their unaesthetic look, the edges of the silver filling can wear down, become weak or break. This results in the tooth not being protected and lets cavities get started once again. With age, the metal of a amalgam filling expands, contracts, and can split the tooth!
It is very important to understand that these problems most of the time do not cause you any pain or sensitivity. If you are experiencing those symptoms, it may be too late to save the tooth or a root canal and crown may be required. Therefore it is important to treat these issues before your teeth become sensitive.
Amalgam or silver-colored fillings sometimes contain up to 50% mercury. They can corrode, leak and cause stains on your teeth and gums. It is not uncommon that these old fillings have a lot of decay and stain underneath. Dr. Dolgov will always check your old fillings and let you know if any of them require replacement.
Here is another example from our patient where we safely and thoroughly removed the amalgam fillings and restored them with multi-colored white fillings.
What Our Patients Say
I always have a great experience every time I come to this dentist. Their facilities are clean and modern and I love the TV's you can watch above you while having your teeth worked on (it's a nice distraction!). Both Caroline and Dr. Dolgov are super friendly and gentle when doing their work. It's also nice to receive text message reminders about your upcoming appointment and I like the free water offered at the front.
Dr. Dolgov is the best dentist I have ever gone to. He is very professional in that he leads the way in modern dentistry and is always ahead in new techniques and products so he will always find a solution for your situation and you always leave his office happy.
Exceeded my expectations. All the latest equipment. The staff is friendly, experienced and thorough. The hygienist was better than most dentists I have been to in the past. I highly, highly recommend Premier Dentistry.
For years I wanted to straighten my smile. I finally made the decision to do the Invisalign through Dr. Dolgov's practice- Premier Dentistry and I am so glad that I did. He was so knowledgeable and the entire process only ended up taking about a year. I can now smile and not feel self conscious about my teeth. Thanks so much to Dr. Dolgov and his entire team at Premier Dentistry!