Tooth Colored Fillings

At Vero Beach Art of Dentistry, Dr. Johnson Hagood and his team care about your long-term health and use only the safest dental materials and procedures. If dental caries (decay) develops on a tooth, it must be treated or it will advance. Dr. Hagood gently removed decayed enamel, cleans the remaining tooth surface, and fills the cavity to protect the tooth.

Today’s composite resin fillings are safe, durable, and come in a range of tooth colors to match the natural enamel of the tooth and surrounding teeth. The filling will strengthen the outer walls of your tooth and seal off the inside of your tooth, preventing bacteria from returning and causing further injury.

Tooth-colored porcelain inlays and onlays, which are more stain resistant and long lasting, are another option. Both dental composite and porcelain come in numerous shades, and Dr. Hagood will carefully match your restoration to the natural color of your tooth. Your filling will blend so beautifully that you will forget it is there.

If you visit our office every six months, we will have the opportunity to identify caries and other dental problems early. Early diagnose and treatment reduces the amount of dentistry you will need over your lifetime, and in the case of caries, early diagnosis could mean the difference between a small tooth-colored composite filling or a larger composite filling, porcelain inlay, porcelain onlay, or crown.

Note: Dr. Hagood also offers cast gold inlays and onlays for patients who would like gold restorations in back molars that do not show while smiling. The strength of gold makes it an optimal choice in back molars that endure grinding forces. Dr. Hagood will present the appropriate treatment options for your circumstances and tell you about the benefits of each option. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your preferences before accepting treatment.

Are you seeking a dentist who genuinely cares about what is best for you today and in the future? Dr. Johnson Hagood of Vero Beach is that kind of dentist. Whether you are looking for general preventive dentistry, restorative procedures, or a smile makeover, we invite you to give us a call. Our friendly receptionist will assist you in scheduling the most appropriate appointment time for you. If you suspect you have a cavity and need a filling, don’t wait. Call (772) 567-2237 today.