About Tooth-Colored Fillings
Cavities are one of the most common dental problems that are created when bacteria attacks your enamel on your teeth. In the past, dental cavities were filled with a material called amalgam, which is a combination of metals like silver or mercury. Now we know that amalgam fillings do not adhere very well with the teeth and the mercury can be dangerous to your overall health. At Martin Dentistry in Fishers, IN, we offer tooth-colored fillings made from a composite resin to fill and protect cavities. We can also remove old metal fillings and replace them with tooth-colored fillings for a safer and better-looking cavity treatment. To learn more, call our office today to schedule a consultation. Our experienced dentists, Drs. Matthew Martin, Stephanie Martin, and Lynn Marshall, look forward to meeting you.
Composite Fillings Reviews
"Who likes going to the dentist? Nobody. But because it is something we all should do, may as well find one you like. Martin Dentistry is that place. With locations in Fishers and Broad Ripple they are easy to get to. Dr Stephanie Martin is phenomenal. She is friendly and kind, no nonsense and gives great advice. She is gentle when she works on you and if you need other treatments, not afraid to send you away to someone else. Every hygienist I have ever worked with (most recently Erin) has been kind and efficient."- D.M. / Yelp / Jan 15, 2017
"Replaced fillings on upper and lower right. Procedure minimized discomfort with minimal numbing. In and out on time. Already in good shape with one Aleve (3 hours post procedure). Very pleased."- A.S. / Google / Feb 15, 2017
"Drs Matt and Stephanie are great, professional and friendly. They don't do any work that is not absolutely necessary."- J.B. / Yelp / Jul 27, 2017
"I have been to Martin Dentistry 3 times. The first for X-rays and cleaning and the other 2 for cavity fillings. Each time they were extremely friendly and painless. I did not have to wait long at all and I was out just as fast with nothing but the best service. I am thankful that my friend referred me to them and I will make sure that they are in my network if my insurance were to change. Thanks for all you do!!!"- S.D. / Google / Jul 30, 2018
"Great experience overall. Very thorough, always on time and extremely personable. Most may not enjoy their dentistry experiences but I very much recommend this office to everyone. You won't find a better place!"- C.L. / Yelp / Jan 21, 2019
What to Expect
The dentist offers patients a one-of-a-kind experience when undergoing a filling procedure. Prior to the procedure, the patient’s tooth is photographed and measured to create a filling that is comfortable and matches the shade of their tooth. The filling, made of resin, is then bonded to the tooth. The procedure seeks to create a filling that perfectly fits your tooth and covers the entire area that needs protection. This procedure can cause minor pain and discomfort, but most patients should be able to return to their regular routines.
Following the filling procedure, patients can expect the anesthesia to last at least 1 – 3 hours. Patients should be cautious in talking or chewing so they do not bite the inside of their mouth or tongue while the area is numb. The gums may also be tender or sore, but this will subside in a day or so. The tooth or teeth will be sensitive to hot or cold liquids and food, this is normal and temporary. Should patients feel any extreme discomfort or unevenness in the tooth after the anesthesia has worn off, please call our office immediately. Patients should follow all post-care instructions and take over-the-counter pain medication to ease discomfort if needed.
Plan Your Procedure
Cavities may start as a normal issue, but it's important to have them fixed before they become a big issue. At Martin Dentistry in Fishers, IN, tooth decay and cavities can be corrected with composite resin fillings. Our dentists can match the color of your natural teeth so you get a healthy, attractive smile. If you suspect you or a family member has a cavity, contact our office to schedule an exam so we can help you achieve the smile you've been dreaming of.