Having cavities filled isn’t fun for anyone, but the good news is that composite resin fillings give patients a result that is natural-looking and discreet. Years ago, gold and silver fillings were the only options, but now patients can choose a safe alternative that supports and strengthens the tooth. If you are in the Kennesaw, GA area, turn to Drs. Breckley and Vo at Thirty Two Dental for all your restorative needs.
Uses for composite resin
Composite resin has multiple uses. In addition to filling cavities, it can be used on teeth that are broken, chipped, or worn down. it is much safer than silver amalgam, which contains about 50 percent mercury, a known toxin.
What to expect with composite resin fillings
Sedation is available, if desired. Many patients opt for just local anesthetic, but we also have oral conscious sedation available for patients who need it. Once you are comfortable and the area is sufficiently numb, Dr. Breckley or Dr. Vo will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and clean the area out to eliminate any remaining bacteria. The composite resin material is then applied into the cavity in layers. A light is used to harden each layer prior to adding the next one. Afterward, the dentist will smooth and polish the filling to complete the restoration.
The advantages of composite resin fillings
Color-matching – Every tooth is a unique shade. We can match the resin as closely as possible to the existing tooth structure for a natural look.
Long-lasting – Composite resin fillings can often last 5-10 years when the teeth are properly cared for.
Strengthens – Because the resin is applied directly to the tooth it strengthens it to prevent breaking.
To learn more about composite resin fillings, call Thirty Two Dental today at (770) 423-1132 to schedule your consultation.
Dr. Vo and Dr. Breckly are absolutely fantastic! Never worry about another painful trip to the dentist if you are going to see them. They make sure you are never in any pain throughout the entire procedure. I just had my wisdom teeth removed and Dr. Vo did a fabulous job, as always. I had four impacted wisdom teeth and they were out before I knew it. I was up and eating solid food the very same day, and could have been back at work if I needed to. My stitches fell out within a few days and everything healed up much faster than any of my friends who saw other doctors. I stayed awake for the procedure, and I would say that it definitely is much better than being put to sleep. It has a faster heal time and less discomfort. My face honestly didn't even swell. I've gone to Dr. Vo and Breckly for minor things before and they have always been amazing, but after my great experience with something more major, I know they are by far the two of the best dentists, I have ever seen.
Dr. Vo and Dr. Berkley are the ONLY dentists we see. Dr. Vos taken care of my parents, my husband, our daughter and son, and myself for the past 7 years. We love the care and the personal relationship she establishes with her patients. She takes the time to get to know us, our families, our dental concerns, which is NOT the usual in the business.Thank you for everything. Dr. Berkley is very attentive and gently with my children. We came in for a cleaning yesterday and they did great under his medical care. The staff is extremely professional and willing to help. Amazing team. If you have been afraid of the dentist, check them out and theyll change your mind about dentistry.
My family and I love Dr. Vo. I would suggest this practice to anyone who wants a dentist and staff that truly care about your health and will go above and beyond the typical dentist. I followed Dr. Vo from a previous office, and although this office is farther away, it is worth it because of how caring the staff is.
Switched to 32 dental after Dr. Breckley left Dr. Goetees practice. Great staff, and nice space. They use the latest technologies and have K cups in the waiting room!
Dr. Vo is fantastic. She is patient, knowledgeable, and excellent at her job, and most importantly, she takes time to answer your questions and explain any concerns she has about your teeth, so you really know what\'s going on. It inspires me to take better care of my teeth. By far, she is the best dentist I have been been to, and I highly recommend her. No more of those dime-a-dozen dentists for me!