Dental FillingAn Overview
As one of the most experienced and highly trained dentists in the Salt Lake City, UT area, Dr. Val Ludlow takes great pride in helping patients maintain a healthy smile. Preventative care is an important part of maintaining a healthy smile, but sometimes, dental issues can still arise.
Dental fillings are used to repair chipped, damaged or cracked teeth, and are applied after tooth decay is removed from the tooth. Dental fillings are completed during a single visit in most cases and with a local anesthetic, are relatively painless. However, those who suffer from dental anxiety have many sedation options available to them.
We offer drill free and minimally invasive dental fillings using composite resin or ceramic materials to meet your specific needs or cosmetic goals. Dr. Ludlow offers composite, tooth colored dental fillings because of their durability and comfort. White fillings are usually a great fit for patients because they offer:
- Mercury free option
- Can cover a large amount of tooth surface
- Less tooth preparation
- Closely match the color of your existing teeth for a natural result
If you have old silver mercury fillings Dr. Ludlow is able to remove them and replace them with white fillings for a more aesthetically pleasing smile. Due to advancements in the dental industry, most dentists suggest the removal of mercury fillings and the use of porcelain or composite resin fillings due to their durability and natural look.