Tooth Fillings and Dental Bonding

At Sarasota Dental Arts, we don't believe a cavity should mar your smile. We offer tooth-colored composite fillings and dental bonding solutions.

illustration of a tooth colored filling next to a metal filling

Repairing Cavities with fillings

According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 9 in 10 U.S. adults will have a cavity at some point in their lives. More than 1 in 4 have decay that is going untreated.

A cavity is a hole in the tooth, usually caused by bacteria buildup on the tooth over time or from poor oral health habits. When a cavity is present, it requires a filling. A filling is a simple restoration procedure primarily used to restore cavities or other mild decay or deterioration. Fillings are extremely common and have a high success rate. We offer tooth-colored fillings as opposed to amalgam (silver) fillings. Our goal is to repair your smile, while keeping your tooth’s appearance at its best.


Tooth-Colored Composite Fillings

Most of cavities can be filled using a composite material that can be blended so that it perfectly matches the natural shade of your tooth enamel. That means that once the filling is placed, even you won’t be able to spot it!

Amalgam (silver) fillings were an appropriate technology for filling cavities for many years. Today, however, we can do better. In addition to the huge aesthetic advantage composites have, tooth-colored fillings have even more advantages over amalgam fillings, including: 

  • Composite fillings don’t contain mercury. While the mercury in dental fillings has been shown in multiple studies to be safe and has been approved for use by the FDA, many people still feel uncomfortable with its use.
  • Composite fillings don’t require special equipment to keep mercury out of the environment.
  • Composite fillings actually bond to the structure of the tooth, reducing the risk that the restoration might come loose or fall out.
  • Over time, metal fillings can break down and leak or cause damage to the tooth.

Cosmetic and Restorative Dental Bonding

Another advantage of composite filling material is its versatility. This makes the composite a good option for correcting a number of aesthetic and structural problems with your teeth. Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure that can often be completed in just one office visit, and it’s a less costly alternative to veneers.

Some of the common concerns that Dr. Aygen can fix with bonding include:

  • Small chips and cracks
  • Areas of discoloration
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Short or eroded teeth
  • Unusually shaped teeth
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Call to Schedule Your dental checkup

Regular dental checkups, twice a year, are the best way to catch any developing problems early when they can often be treated with simple, conservative fixes like composite fillings and dental bonding.

If you’re visiting Sarasota and have a problem with your tooth, call our office. We are also happy to coordinate your care with your dentist back home so that you can have the high-quality dental care you can trust everywhere you go!

Call today to schedule your check-up with Sarasota dentist Dr. Kaya Aygen. 

We Love Our Patients

and our patients love us!

Just had my first visit with Sarasota Dental Arts. The staff was super friendly. Dr. Aygen gave me the most thorough dental exam I have ever had. He went over a complete dental plan with me and answered all my questions. When I left, I had a print out of what we discussed, including prices. Glad I made the switch.

D. Wolfson / via Google / 2019
DR Kaya is very gentle with is patient procedure , and very genuine and friendly with a simple for is patient. And he give excellent services.

A. Galantis / via Google / 2017
Highly recommend if going to the dentist gives you anxiety like it does for me. Everyone is so personable and they make you feel comfortable as soon as you walk through the door and throughout your whole time there.

T. Hurley / via Google / 2019
I’ve had a fear of going to the dentist since I was a kid. I can honestly say after coming to the office several times that I will never go to another Dentist. My mother recommended them to me. I recommend them to everyone. The staff and Kaya Aygen, D.M.D are very nice and take the time to explain to you any questions you may have.

L. Perez / via Google / 2019