Dental Fillings

Even with the most thorough oral hygiene routine, it is not always possible to avoid cavities. Cavities are caused by tooth decay, a process that occurs when plaque is not fully removed from your teeth. Your daily oral hygiene routine consisting of brushing and flossing is your first line of defense against tooth decay, but often decay occurs despite your best efforts.

If cavities are detected during your regularly scheduled visits to our Media, Pennsylvania dental office, Dr. Gregory Hillyard and Dr. Alexandra Monroe can customize a treatment plan to prevent further damage and preserve your natural tooth. If you are past due for a dental checkup, please call 610-566-0291 today to schedule an appointment.

Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are the most common solution for the treatment of cavities. Our dental practice is 99 percent metal-free, meaning your dental fillings will most likely be made of a composite material that looks just like your natural teeth. These tooth color fillings offer a number of benefits:

  • Tooth colored fillings blend so well with your natural teeth that they are undetectable by others. When placed by an experienced cosmetic dentist like Dr. Hillyard or Dr. Monroe, tooth color fillings will blend seamlessly with your smile.
  • Tooth colored fillings are bonded into your teeth, this will often allow us to preserve much more of your natural tooth's structure then if a traditional metal filling were used.

Due to these and other benefits offered by tooth colored fillings, Dr. Hillyard and Dr. Monroe use them whenever possible. Your particular needs will dictate the type of filling required, but we will always work to preserve your natural tooth and provide you with an attractive final appearance.  Dr. Hillyard and Dr. Monroe use only the highest quality white fillings that do not contain PBA's unlike poor quality fillings. Gold fillings, which for certain types of filling can provide a superior result, are also available for those who prefer this type of restoration. Gold is also one of the most pure and strong metals that can be used for fillings.

If you are suffering from tooth decay or would simply like to schedule a thorough dental examination, please contact us today to schedule your initial dental appointment.