Dental Fillings

Media, Newtown Square, Wallingford, Swarthmore and Delaware County, PA

Even with the most thorough oral hygiene routine, it is not always possible to avoid cavities. Cavities are caused by tooth decay, a process that occurs when plaque is not fully removed from your teeth. Your daily oral hygiene routine consisting of brushing and flossing is your first line of defense against tooth decay, but often decay occurs despite your best efforts.

If cavities are detected during your regularly scheduled visits to our Media, Pennsylvania office, Dr. Gregory Hillyard can customize a treatment plan to prevent further damage and preserve your natural tooth. If you are past due for a dental checkup, please call 610-566-0291 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hillyard.

Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are the most common solution for the treatment of cavities. Our dental practice is 99 percent metal-free, meaning your dental fillings will most likely be made of a composite material that looks just like your natural teeth.  These tooth color fillings offer a number of benefits:

  • Tooth colored fillings blend so well with your natural teeth that they are undetectable by others. When placed by an experienced cosmetic dentist like Dr. Hillyard, tooth color fillings will blend seamlessly with your smile.
  • Tooth colored fillings are bonded into your teeth, this will often allow Dr Hillyard to preserve much more of your natural tooth’s structure then if a traditional metal filling were used.

Due to these and other benefits offered by tooth colored fillings, Dr. Hillyard uses them whenever possible. Your particular needs will dictate the type of filling required, but Dr. Hillyard will always work to preserve your natural tooth and provide you with an attractive final appearance.  Dr Hillyard uses only  the highest quality white fillings that do not contain PBA’s as lesser quality white fillings may.

Gold fillings are also available for those who prefer this type of restoration, which for certain types of filling can provide a superior result.  Gold is also one of the most pure and strong metals that can be used for fillings.

If you are suffering from tooth decay or would simply like to schedule a thorough dental examination, please contact Dr. Gregory Hillyard today to schedule your initial dental appointment. We serve patients in Media, Newtown Square, Wallingford, Swarthmore, and Delaware County, Pennsylvania.