Get Metal-Free Tooth Fillings in Sterling Heights

If you need a filling, you need to know the right place to go – a dentist office that is looking out for your best interests. One such dental practice is Laser Dental Associates. We use only natural-colored, metal-free tooth fillings in Sterling Heights that will:

  • Repair the damage left by cavities
  • Blend in beautifully with the rest of your teeth
  • Give you peace of mind about your oral health
  • Eliminate discomfort and restore your chewing capacity
  • Prevent further damage to your tooth

Get your smile back in shape quickly with a great-looking new filling! Call Laser Dental Associates today at 586-257-2081 to schedule an appointment. You’ll find us at 36150 Dequindre Road, Suite 800 – midway between 15 Mile Road and 16 Mile Road. We offer painless, syringe-free anesthesia with The Wand® and inhaled sedation, if needed.

Composite Fillings Look Great

There’s a good chance you’ve had at least one filling put in during your lifetime. It may have been an amalgam (silver) filling. As dependable as they are, many of our patients simply don’t like the idea of having metal or mercury in their mouths. That’s why we use only tooth-colored, composite resin fillings.

Rather than using metal, these beautiful fillings are made up of a mixture of tiny glass and plastic particles. This resin is shaded to match the color of your teeth, so other people will never know you’ve had a filling placed. Your dental restoration will look as good as your other teeth do. Plus, you won’t have to worry about any problems from having a metal filling.

We Can Repair More Severe Damage Too

If your dental damage is more extensive, you may need:

  • A Dental Crown – A crown covers your entire tooth. It can repair broken or cracked teeth in addition to severe decay. Unlike most practices, we can use CEREC technology to make a crown for you in a single visit.
  • An Inlay – This restoration is usually made from porcelain, so it blends in as naturally as our white fillings do. It is bonded to the top of a damaged tooth to fix damage that is too extensive for a filling but doesn’t require a crown.
  • An Onlay – An onlay is similar to an inlay but also covers the sides of your tooth.

Count on Laser Dental Associates for great-looking tooth fillings in Sterling Heights. Call us today at 586-257-2081 to schedule an appointment.

Common Questions About Tooth Fillings

Are tooth fillings painful?

Here at Laser Dental Associates, we’ll make sure your tooth filling is as comfortable as possible. We use The Wand® for our local anesthesia, a syringe-free system that will numb your tooth without any pain. Plus, we offer inhaled sedation using laughing gas that will ease any anxiety you have and help you relax.

How long do tooth fillings last?

There are several types of tooth fillings, including amalgam (silver) and even gold. Our dentists use only composite resin fillings that are tooth-colored and blend in beautifully with your teeth. Under most conditions, these fillings should last from five to seven years without any problems. Depending on the location of the tooth and the types of foods you eat, yours may last a longer or shorter time.

Which tooth fillings are safe?

At Laser Dental Associates, we have chosen to offer only metal-free, tooth-colored composite resin fillings. We want to give our patients complete peace of mind about their oral health, so we don’t place any metal fillings here. While many experts believe that metal fillings pose no risk to patients, we prefer to be more conservative with our treatment.

Can tooth fillings come out?

When you’re committed to routine dental care, the chances that a tooth filling will fall out are pretty low. We can often spot potential signs of trouble with restorations and take steps to fix them, often before you even notice a problem. But that doesn’t mean fillings don’t come loose or fall out on occasion. If you lose a filling, call us right away so we can arrange an emergency appointment as soon as possible.