Composite Fillings

For over 150 years, cavities were filled with a mixture of metals, including silver and mercury. At that time, it was perfectly normal to see dark grey areas in someone’s mouth when they laughed. Silver amalgams tend to weaken the teeth and make them more susceptible to breaking, which can be very expensive to correct.

Today, you can get your cavities, as well as any other hollow areas in your teeth, filled with composite fillings. Composite fillings restore the tooth, rather than “filling” the tooth. They bond directly to the tooth, strengthening the tooth by recreating most of its original shape. In addition, composite fillings are made from resins that are matched to your tooth’s color, so they become invisible when applied. Composite fillings also provide an excellent seal on the affected area, so further tooth decay can be prevented.

Determining factors for type of filling include:

  • The size of the area that needs to be filled
  • The location and function of the affected area in the mouth
  • Allergies the patient might have
  • The preference of the patient regarding the use of metals in the mouth
  • Whether it is necessary cosmetically to have a tooth-colored filling

Tending to your need for fillings will brighten your smile and leave your teeth with a more natural look and feel. If you are unsure about the appropriate material or treatment method, schedule an appointment today for a consultation. Drs. Hoover and Yanda are happy to serve you in their Hudson office!

Care the whole family will love!

Every family desires a personal touch in dental care and our goal is to provide personalized, attentive service designed to meet your needs. Keeping your mouth pain-free, fully functional and attractive requires attention from you and help from us. We provide you and your family with help in preventing many dental problems before they cause you real discomfort.

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    Dr. Hoover Hours

    MONDAY 8:00AM-5:00PM
    TUESDAY 8:00AM-5:00PM
    THURSDAY 8:00AM-6:00PM
    WED OR FRI 8:00AM-5:00PM

    Dr. Yanda Hours

    MONDAY 8:00AM-5:00PM
    TUESDAY 8:00AM-6:00PM
    THURSDAY 8:00AM-5:00PM
    WED OR FRI 8:00AM-5:00PM
    *We alternate Wednesdays and Fridays

    What our Patients are Saying About our Doctors

    • I have never had such an excellent experience with a dentist and staff. Dr. Hoover, the way you took time to learn my medical history during the exam meant so much to me. The person who took all the x-rays was so caring and gentle, making it as comfortable as possible. I am just so happy to have you as my dentist!
    • I appreciate the staff at Dr. Yanda's office very much. I never feel rushed. My hygienist is very thorough and compassionate towards fearful people like me!! I have referred friends to Dr. Yanda. It's hard to believe, but now when I go to the dentist, it's like I am visiting with friends.
    • Dr. Hoover is exceptional. His assistant is very kind and very perceptive to a patient's needs. I feel fortunate in choosing Dr. Hoover for my dental needs.
    • It is one thing to get great ongoing care, which we do, but quite another to get the immediate attention I did when an unexpected (complex) problem arose. As always, the care was thorough and top notch. A great local treasure!
    • Drs. Hoover and Yanda have been providing excellent and professional dental care to me for almost 30 years!