Fillings, also referred to as direct restorations, are used to address small areas of tooth decay, chips, or worn parts of teeth. At Trident Smile Studio, we focus on composite fillings, which offer a more esthetic and less invasive solution compared to traditional amalgam (silver) fillings.

Composite fillings, made from a tooth-colored resin material, blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. Our approach at Trident Smile Studio is inspired by biomimetic dentistry, which emphasizes the restoration of teeth to their original form and function while preserving healthy tooth structure. This method utilizes minimally invasive techniques and advanced materials to mimic the natural appearance and biomechanical properties of teeth.

The process of receiving a composite filling involves the careful removal of decayed or damaged tooth areas, ensuring that only the affected portions are addressed. This conservative approach requires less tooth structure removal, helping maintain the tooth’s strength and integrity, and reducing the risk of future issues such as fractures or further decay.

Dr. Triplett then applies the composite resin material in thin layers, bonding it to the remaining tooth structure. Each layer is cured using a special light, guaranteeing a secure attachment and proper shaping of the filling. This meticulous technique allows for better control over the restoration’s shape and adaptation to the tooth’s natural form, resulting in a more durable and long-lasting solution.

At Trident Smile Studio, our focus is on delivering esthetic and durable composite fillings that align with the principles of biomimetic dentistry. This approach ensures that your restored teeth are both functional and visually pleasing, helping you maintain a healthy and confident smile.