Dental Fillings An Overview
Dental fillings are often used to repair teeth that have been damaged due to decay, chips, or cracks. Dr. Zachary Sisler uses high-quality ceramic materials to make sure patients leave with a natural looking, functional and healthy smile.
Dr. Sisler is a graduate of The Dawson Academy, which focuses on a comprehensive approach to dental care for the best results and a fully functional smile. Dr.Sisler incorporates his training into his Shippensburg, PA dentist office to make sure patients receive high-quality treatment and can feel confident in the integrity of their dental care.
Dental fillings will protect your teeth over time. For a more aesthetically pleasing look, Dr. Sisler recommends white or resin dental fillings. White, or resin dental fillings also provide a durable solution that prevents future infection.
Due to advancements in dental technology, Dr. Sisler may suggest that patients with old metal fillings replace them with a new, natural colored filling. Metal fillings, especially ones in the “smile-zone” can be noticeable and even embarrassing. Dr.Sisler can replace metal fillings with white, or resin fillings, which blend naturally with your existing teeth.
If the removal of metal fillings compromises the health of your teeth, Dr. Sisler may suggest an inlay or onlay, also known as a partial dental crown, to help strengthen the tooth.
Types of Dental Fillings
- Porcelain dental fillings: custom made to match naturally with the tooth. Made of high quality ceramic material, this type of filling is highly durable and recommended for larger teeth.
- Resin Dental Fillings: are made from biocompatible composite resin, which can be applied directly to the tooth. Dr. Sisler often uses resin dental filling and composite bonding for patients with minor tooth decay or damage.