Even with diligent daily oral hygiene practices and regular visits to our office for dental checkups and teeth cleanings, it is possible to develop tooth decay. It is important to treat tooth decay as soon as it gets detected to prevent the development of more serious oral health issues down the road.
Fairfax general dentist Dr. Aboulkhair uses the safest and most advanced dental filling materials to treat tooth decay. The end result is a restoration that blends in seamlessly with your smile and restores optimal functionality to your tooth.
Exceptional Quality Dental Fillings
Aesthetic Dentistry of Fairfax is a metal-free practice. Advances in dental materials offer you options that are safer, more durable, and more natural looking than metal fillings. Metal fillings can expand and contract with temperature changes, potentially resulting in tooth fracture. They can also turn your teeth dark and gray, marring the appearance of an otherwise beautiful smile.
Dr. Aboulkhair will use either ceramic or composite fillings to address your tooth decay. This allows for greater conservation of tooth structure while providing you with a durable, long lasting restoration. Dr. Aboulkhair will restore the tooth back to its original shape utilizing materials that mimic the natural layers of your tooth. He will apply these materials layer by layer for a beautiful, natural looking result.
For larger areas of tooth decay, Dr. Aboulkhair may recommend porcelain inlays and onlays for more effective results. Porcelain inlays are effective for cavities that reside within one cusp of your tooth, while porcelain onlays are used when the decay extends beyond one cusp.
Removing Old Metal Fillings
If you have old metal fillings, we can replace them with tooth colored composite or ceramic dental fillings. Dr. Aboulkhair uses the Isolite system when replacing metal fillings for optimal safety. The Isolite system allows for the safe removal of mercury amalgams while protecting the throat and tongue.
Replacing old metal fillings with ceramic or composite fillings offers several benefits. They provide you with a more durable restoration that reduces your risk of tooth fracture. Your new dental filling will also offer aesthetic benefits, providing you with a natural looking result that is not noticeable when you smile.
Please contact Aesthetic Dentistry of Fairfax using the form at the right side of the page or call (703) 218-8142 today to schedule your initial consultation. Dr. Aboulkhair serves patients throughout Northern Virginia.