No metal mouth for our patients – we only use tooth-colored fillings!
While every dentist may dream of a world where no one gets a cavity that just isn’t reality. We love our sugar… so cavities still happen!
At least if you get a cavity, you don’t have to add insult to injury and announce it to the world with a metal (amalgam) filling. Dr. Omeltschenko thinks amalgam fillings, comprised mostly of mercury, are an outdated technology (they’ve been used for over 150 years!) He doesn’t want to risk the health of his patients or employees by having mercury in patient’s mouths or his dental office.
Instead he uses tooth-colored composite fillings when treating cavities. A composite filling is made of a mixture of resin and finely ground glasslike particles.
The material will closely match your original tooth so no one will even know you had a cavity filled.
When a cavity is small, often times Dr. Omeltschenko can use air abrasion technology to remove the decay. This technology uses a “sandblasting” technique to remove the decay, enabling Dr. Omelschenko to not use any needles or drills.
Please note composite fillings aren’t a good option for a cavity that has gotten out of control and is very large. For these it is most likely that a CEREC Same Day Crown would be necessary.
Cost of a filling
The cost of a filling will vary, depending on the location of the tooth and the size of the cavity. To see a list of the fees at our Cincinnati dental office, visit our Total Dentistry Price List page.
For patients with insurance, we will be happy to determine how much your plan will contribute towards a filling. We often see policies pay as much as 80% towards the price of a filling, after the deductible has been met.
For patients without insurance, we encourage you to join our Dental Savings Plan. This plan offers free exams and x-rays, as well as 10% off our other dental services, including fillings.
If you are in Cincinnati and need a filling, you will be in good hands at Total Dentistry. Don’t wait any longer to start your treatment, call us today at (513) 245-2200.