1724 Broad Ripple Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46220
317-257-9103
12370 Olio Road, Fishers, IN 46037
317-751-7500

Composite Fillings in Indianapolis and Fishers, IN

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About Tooth-Colored Fillings

 

At Martin Dentistry in Indianapolis and Fishers, Indiana, we prioritize the use of resin and ceramic materials for both new and replacement dental fillings. Led by our team of knowledgeable general and cosmetic dentists—Dr. Matthew Martin, Dr. Stephanie Martin, Dr. Lynn Marshall, and Dr. Lindsey Garrison—we prefer these natural-looking fillings as they seamlessly blend with the patient's natural teeth, preserving the beauty of their smile.

Composite fillings offer several advantages beyond aesthetics. They are more comfortable for patients as they are less sensitive to temperature changes compared to metal fillings. Additionally, composite fillings maintain consistent size and appearance over time, providing long-lasting results.

At our practice, all new cavities are filled with resin materials. Furthermore, patients have the option to replace old metal fillings with tooth-colored alternatives to achieve a uniform and consistent look throughout their smile.

In our commitment to patient health and environmental responsibility, we employ eco-friendly practices. As part of our green dentistry initiative, when removing old metal fillings containing mercury, we utilize a mercury capture system to ensure safe disposal and minimize environmental impact. At Martin Dentistry, we strive to provide education, comfort, and environmentally friendly solutions for our patients.

What to Expect

The dentist offers patients a one-of-a-kind experience when undergoing a filling procedure. Prior to the procedure, the patient’s tooth is photographed and measured to create a filling that is comfortable and matches the shade of their tooth. The filling, made of resin, is then bonded to the tooth. The procedure seeks to create a filling that perfectly fits your tooth and covers the entire area that needs protection. This procedure can cause minor pain and discomfort, so most patients will not be able to immediately return to their regular routines.

Treatment Aftercare

Following filling procedure, patients will need time, at least 1 – 3 hours, to allow their anesthesia to wear off before they can leave the office. Patients should be cautious in talking or chewing so they do not bite the inside of their mouth or tongue while the area is numb. The gums may also be tender or sore at the injection site, but this will subside in a day or so. The tooth or teeth will be sensitive to hot or cold liquids or food for a short time, this is normal and temporary. Should patients feel any extreme discomfort or unevenness in the tooth after the anesthesia has worn off, please call our office immediately. Patients should not expect to receive any medication or special instructions unless directed by the dentist during their consultation or after surgery.

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Our dental office would be honored to help you achieve the smile you’ve been dreaming of. Our tooth-colored fillings help to maintain the overall beauty of your smile as well as ensuring that you can have comfort. Schedule an appointment to see if tooth-colored filling are the right treatment for you.

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