Cosmetically-Appealing Dental Restorations

A member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Gilly Calcagno has received advanced training in cosmetic dentistry and is committed to creating beautiful smiles, so she keeps dental esthetics in mind even when placing a filling. For this reason, she uses natural-looking composite resin to fill cavities. Because this material can be dyed to match your surrounding teeth, it blends in perfectly, so all anyone will notice is a mouth full of attractive white teeth, not your dental restoration.

Stronger Teeth with Composite Resin Fillings

Not so long ago, amalgam was the filling material of choice, but most dentists are moving away from it for two reasons. First of all, its dark metallic appearance is unattractive, and secondly, it can expand over time and cause tooth breakage. To avoid both problems, Dr. Calcagno, Dr. Voltidi, and Dr. Brodersen only use composite resin to fill cavities. As opposed to older filling materials, composite fillings infiltrate the porous tooth structure for optimal bonding, actually strengthening and supporting the tooth.

Placing Bonded Fillings in Rochester

Your filling procedure begins with your Rochester family dentist removing the decay from your tooth. Dr. Calcagno, Dr. Brodersen, or Dr. Voltidi will then place the soft, putty-like composite resin material onto the tooth to fill the prepared space. After hardening the filling under a curing light, your dentist will buff it and make adjustments to ensure that the treated tooth meets properly with the opposing tooth for an optimal bite. A quick polishing ensures that your restoration shines like your natural tooth enamel and is virtually undetectable.

Would You Benefit from a Bonded Filling?

If you have a cavity or a previously placed metal restoration, then ask your dentist if you would benefit more from a bonded filling. To schedule a consultation, call Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry today at (507) 281-3659. Conveniently located in Rochester, MN, our office also welcomes patients who live in Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and all surrounding communities.

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