Goodbye, Metal Mouth
Better Dental’s color-matched fillings, also known as “composite resin fillings,” take advantage of the latest technology in dental materials to create a natural-looking filling that matches the color of your tooth. When decay, chipping, or injury has left your tooth in less-than-perfect condition, we can create a beautiful filling that can make it seem like the damage never even happened.
“My six year old son was having tooth pain,so initially we went to a pediatric dentist that wanted to gork him out even after I protested we weren’t given any options. We then went to Dr Draper at Better Dental and the name lived up to our experience! Dr Draper and his staff were kind and explained everything as well as told me what my options were for my son’s tooth ache. My son had a cavity on the top and bottom and we were unsure of what tooth was causing the pain so Dr Draper fixed BOTH issues. He worked him into their schedule that day and made sure he was comfortable and out of pain. Personally I have never had a good dental experience and so I was worried about my son getting everything fixed on one day but I didn’t want him to be in pain so I agreed to it and my son had a GREAT experience! He doesn’t know that he got an injection! When Dr Draper gave him the injection he never flinched! I cried tears of JOY!He is not afraid of the dentist and I’m so thankful for Dr Draper and Better Dental. Now I need to make an appointment.” Donna G. Apex, NC
Strong, durable, and made to match
The Latest and Greatest in Resin Material
Better Dental fillings are made of composite resin. Because composite resin mimics the appearance of natural teeth, it has long been the go-to solution for front-tooth fillings. However, when they were first implemented, resin fillings did not have the same strength and durability of amalgam fillings, so they weren’t recommended for high-pressure chewing that is required of back teeth.
Today, technology has improved to make resins the preferred filling choice for front and back teeth. Some dental insurers do not cover resin fillings and require you to choose metal fillings. Fortunately, Better Dental’s policies allow guests to get resin fillings for front or back teeth, at no additional cost. That’s just the Better Dental way of doing things.
A safe, aesthetic solution
Non-Metallic Dental Fillings
Until about a decade ago, amalgam (metallic) fillings were used by most dentists to repair teeth. Although these amalgam fillings are safe, affordable, and non-toxic, many people were dissatisfied with the metallic look of these fillings. While they still constitute a large portion of fillings done every year in the US, they are losing favor and are beginning to be phased out in the US. For more information about the safety of mercury-amalgam, read this ADA statement.
These days, most poeple are happy to opt for our resin fillings that contains no metal, and can be colored to match your existing teeth. This resin attaches to the natural tooth, sealing itself to the adjoining tooth enamel.
Doing all we can for your teeth
Premium: Our Standard
Amalgam or metallic fillings are often offered as an economy option, and white composite resin as a premium filling. At Better Dental: composite resin fillings come standard. This is just our base standard of care: color-matched, composite resin fillings for every guest, without charging a premium.
Here are a few more reasons we’re proud to make composite resin available for every guest who needs a filling:
- Composite resin has high strength, yet does not damage the opposing teeth.
- It is attached to the existing tooth structure by bonding, with very high adhesion.
- It can be sculpted for a custom fit in your mouth.
- It is a strong, durable, yet affordable material for many dental restorations.
- Composite resin fillings blend in with the natural teeth.