RESTORATIVE

 Fillings

Fillings

Replacing Old Fillings

 

Types of Fillings

There are three different choices that you have when it comes to filling a cavity.

  1. Composite Fillings – Natural tooth-colored filling, bonds to the tooth to provide added security.
  2. Gold Fillings – More attractive than silver and provide for a better fit.
  3. Porcelain Fillings – Also called inlays; the most attractive and durable of the tooth colored choices.

What’s In A Name?

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Strong and Natural Looking

Replacing Old Silver Or Gold Amalgam Fillings

 

Don’t Count Gold Fillings Out

Gold fillings have been around for a very long time; and to this day, they do an adequate job in filling teeth. Today’s white fillings are, by far, a patient’s first choice when it comes to any kind of dental procedure that requires a filling because of their natural cosmetic benefits. This doesn’t mean white fillings are the best choice in every situation; gold fillings still have their own benefits.

Gold fillings are very strong and do not wear out as quickly as composite (white) fillings. In situations where a tooth requires a large filling and other treatment options such as porcelain crowns are not desired, a gold filling might be your best treatment option because of the structural qualities of the metals themselves; and composite fillings generally can’t withstand the forces exerted on them if they have to cover a very large area. Gold fillings generally cost less than natural-looking fillings, and patients that need fillings in any out-of-sight teeth often consider a metal filling.

 
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From Dr. Peabody

I love being a dentist, and for 33 years I have tremendously enjoyed providing dental care for you as well as the relationships we’ve formed.  I have decided to retire from the private practice of dentistry so that I can spend more time with my family.

I have interviewed several quality dentists, and I am delighted that I found an outstanding dentist that I know will fit my current patients and the community of Santa Cruz.

With sincere confidence, I am happy to introduce Dr. Martha Catalina Payne. (Dr. Cat)

Please visit her website: https://santacruzdentalartists.com/
to learn more about her and schedule your next appointment with her.

I will work closely with Dr. Cat in this transition so she has a thorough understanding of each patient’s dental needs.

I am confident that you will enjoy Dr. Cat as much as I have enjoyed getting to know her. The team is also quite impressed with her, and you will continue to see them at your reserved dental care visits.

Sincerely,
Dr. Guy Peabody DDS