Restorative & Cosmetic Dental Fillings in Valparaiso
providing exceptional customized & comprehensive dental care
Restore Your Teeth With White Fillings
Dental fillings are a way to restore teeth that have been cracked, fractured, broken or decayed. Teeth with untreated cavities can cause serious damage to your oral health and the bacteria can create systemic issues throughout your body. Dental fillings are used to restore your tooth to the original shape before being damaged from a cavity, chip, fracture or trauma. Composite (white fillings), amalgams (silver fillings), gold and porcelain are several materials that are used for restoring your tooth.
Composite fillings, also known as a resin, are the most popular filling material and the recommended choice in our office. It is a tooth-colored material composed of a mixture of plastic and glass and can be matched to the color of your tooth. A resin is commonly used to restore small to medium size cavities for your posterior teeth and used to restore your anterior teeth with minor cavities or with small chips or fractures.
Composite fillings come in a variety of colors and are layered onto your tooth to match seamlessly with your natural tooth color. The resin bonds strongly to the tooth provided there is sufficient tooth structure to support the resin. Composites will discolor over time and can withstand moderate chewing pressure. Weakened teeth may need to be restored with a dental crown or porcelain veneer instead of a composite filling. The lifespan of a composite filling is unique for every situation.
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Dr. Drone is a native of Wheatfield, IN and has been practicing dentistry since 2003 and opened his private practice in Valparaiso, IN in 2007. Dr. Drone earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Indiana University School of Dentistry and earned his advanced specialty degrees in Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics from Indiana University School of Dentistry and Medicine.
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The Dental Filling Process
The steps for performing a dental filling are incredibly easy. At your scheduled appointment we will review the treatment and gently the numb the needed area with a local anesthetic to ensure you feel no pain during the procedure. Once you are completely numb, Dr. Drone will remove the decay or re-contoured the fractured tooth. We will apply the composite in layers and between each layer a specialized lights is used to harden the resin. After the tooth is restored to the natural shape we will polish and evaluate your bite.
Candidates For Dental Fillings
If your tooth has a crack, fracture, or decay a dental filling might be the right dental solution to restore the tooth. Dental fillings are used to restore your tooth to the original shape before being damaged further from a cavity, chip, fracture or trauma. It is important to choose a highly qualified dentist with whom you feel comfortable for caring for your oral health and any type of dental treatment.
Dr. Drone is a prosthodontist with extensive knowledge and training in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Dr. Drone has been involved in designing dental solutions and providing restorative dental solutions for many years and has the experience of someone you can trust to take excellent care of you and your teeth.
During a consultation with Dr. Drone you can learn more about whether you are a good candidate for a dental filling or if there is another dental restorative option that can serve your unique dental needs. We invite you to schedule an appointment at Michael Drone Dentistry and Prosthodontics today at 219.462.2564.
Services Michael Drone Dentistry & Prosthodontics Offers
Single Tooth Replacement
Multiple Teeth Replacement
Dental Implant Crowns
Dental Implant Bridges
Sleep Apnea Therapy
Ceramic Inlays & Onlays
Professional Teeth Whitening
Aesthetic Dental Bonding
Dental Cleaning Exams
Oral Hygiene and Care
Gum Disease Treatment
Bruxism & TMJ Therapy
Full Mouth Reconstruction
Teeth in an Hour
We work with a dedicated team of professionals to make sure that your experience is the absolute best it can be. From our friendly front office staff, the assistants who work closely with Dr. Drone, our hygiene staff that helps our patients walk away with beautifully clean teeth and easy-to-understand dental knowledge, to the other specialists we are honored to work with; our knowledgeable dental staff will care for you every step of the way.
Exemplary Patient Outcomes
We understand the importance of having a healthy, comfortable bite. We are able to provide each patient with excellent quality restorative dental solutions. An in-office consultation will allow us to diagnose and determine how your unique needs can best be met through our restorative dental options.