Do you have visible cavities or small spots that are preventing you from smiling? While metal fillings can help stop cavities from spreading, it’s still visible to the eyes. At Lasting Smiles of Bethlehem, we understand you are looking for a solution that’s invisible to the eyes and provides protection from cavities.
Fortunately, Dr. Patel has an alternative solution to metal fillings — bonding and white fillings. Read on to learn more about our alternative solutions and their benefits.
White fillings, also known as composite resin fillings, are a natural-looking restorative solution that nicely blends with your natural tooth color. Not only does it provide protection from cavities, but it can also be used for cosmetic purposes such as filling the gaps or cracks on your teeth. For your convenience, our procedure can be done in just one appointment.
Before starting your cavity treatment, Dr. Patel will numb the affected area with local anesthesia. This is so you won’t feel anything during the procedure. Once the area is numb, he’ll begin removing the infected area to prevent the spreading of bacteria.
After making sure the areas are free from infection, he’ll begin the white filling process. He’ll fill in the areas with composite resin and use a special light to harden the resin. He’ll also reshape the hardened resin to match the rest of your teeth.
Not only can composite fillings be used to prevent cavities from spreading, but they can also repair cracks and small spots. Bonding may be a great option for you if you have:
If you’re interested in bonding, call our Bethlehem office at (610) 861-0777 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel.
Yes, white fillings are safe considering there are no health risks, unlike metal fillings. White fillings keep your teeth healthy and protect your teeth from bacteria getting into vulnerable areas.
Additionally, white fillings are a great alternative to metal fillings for people who are allergic or sensitive to metals. White fillings are made out of plastic so they won’t trigger your allergic reactions.
Yes, bonding is made out of composite resins to match the color of your natural teeth and feels like your natural teeth. Bonding can enhance your teeth’ appearance and protect you from harmful bacteria getting into your vulnerable areas.
White fillings and bonding are great ways to improve your smile appearance while also protecting your teeth from harmful bacteria. To learn more about how white fillings and bonding can help you, call our Bethlehem office at (610) 861-0777 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel. You can also fill out our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.
Bacteria enter our mouths all day long. With all of the bacteria types that flourish there, it is up to us to be diligent about good hygiene. Of course, brushing and flossing after meals is important, but semi-annual check-ups and professional cleanings are also necessary to avoid infection.
High quality, Always professional and smiling
Again highly professional, friendly and nice he makes me feel like family.
I very highly recommend Lasting Smiles! Everyone there is so friendly, professional and really knows their job whether it is with insurance, routine cleaning, or any kind of dental work. My appointments are always on time and that is very rare these days.
There is a reason this is one of the few top rated dentists in our area. I had to switch because of my insurance, so I read reviews for all the dentists in our area that participate with my insurance. There were only two that had a near perfect rating. The staff are so welcoming and friendly. The exam and the cleaning were the most thorough I’ve ever had. The office was neat and clean with warm and comfortable decor. The two ladies at the front desk were so nice and welcoming and Linda was the friendliest and best hygienist I’ve had in my 38 years of going to various dentists around the country.
Excellent Visit with Dr. Sulzbach and with Linda for my hygiene appointment. Very professional and friendly office. Definitely would recommend this office for your dental needs. They make things easier especially when the dental office is not your favorite place. Thank you to Dr. Sulzbach and staff for the expert care throughout the years and keeping me smiling.
Very pleased with the staffs professionalism during my visit. Highly recommend this dental office.
During my recent appointment with Dr. Sulzbach I was greeting by the smiling and friendly women at the reception desk. I was seen on time for my appointment and was treated with professional care. The dental assistant was concerned with my comfort and Dr. Sulzbach explained his procedures as he repaired my tooth. Overall it was a very good experience.
Was a good experience…staff is always friendly.
The staff is very professional and friendly. They know I have anxiety when it goes to going to the dentist. The make the whole experience pleasurable.
Dr. Sulzbach and his staff do excellent work and provide a professional and comfortable environment. I highly recommend them for your dental needs.
Great office. Great cleaning Linda the best and doc is always acccomadating.
Such a friendly environment! I’ve never liked going to the dentist until I started going here a few years ago – everyone is so welcoming and pleasant I actually look forward to seeing them! I’ve recommended them to several friends and family members and will continue to do so.
Friendly staff, everyone makes you feel comfortable. Best dentist I’ve ever been to, Dr. Sulzbach is great!