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 Omeltschenko thinks amalgam fillings, comprised mostly of mercury, are an outdated technology (they’ve been used for over 150 years!)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.
Tooth-colored composite fillings are an economical choice for restoring a decayed tooth. While dentist’s fees vary, in Cincinnati the average price range for a composite filling is between $170 and $400 depending on the size of the cavity being treated. To see our price for fillings, visit our price list page.
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.