Oak Hills Dentistry

Stunning dentistry with a friendly and gentle touch.

Fillings, Crowns, Bridges

We want our work to stand out and give you confidence as you chew, smile, and talk. Our doctors spend extensive time in hands-on clinical education courses, learning new as well as tried-and-true methods to restore teeth.
As an office, we aim to use tooth-colored restorations only, not metal. Staying abreast of new technologies allows our doctors to place restorative materials in a way that can ensure their restorations last as long as possible.

Fillings

By far the most popular options for dental fillings are white/composite fillings. These fillings match the natural color of your teeth so nobody but a dentist can tell that you have them. These tooth-colored fillings have the ability to chemically bond to teeth allowing them to have a better seal than silver amalgam fillings. As an office, we aim to use tooth-colored restorations only, not metal. Staying abreast of new technologies allows our doctors to place restorative materials in a way that can ensure their restorations last as long as possible.

During a cavity treatment, your dentist uses local anesthetics to numb the tissue surrounding the tooth, then uses a drill or laser to remove the decay. Once all decay has been removed, the tooth is cleaned, prepared, and the filling is inserted. White/ceramic fillings are applied in layers, then cured with light after each application. After the last layer, the filling is shaped, polished, and characterized to look and function just like original tooth.

Fillings, most often required after a cavity treatment, root canal, trauma, or any other time a tooth has been chipped, damaged, or worn down are a relatively fast and pain-free procedure. During a cavity treatment, your dentist uses local anesthetics to numb the tissue surrounding the tooth, then uses a drill or laser to remove the decay.

Once all decay has been removed, the tooth is cleaned, prepped and the filling is inserted. White/ceramic fillings are applied in layers, then cured with light after each application. After the last layer, the filling is shaped to look and act just like your real teeth. The finishing touch? A gleaming polish to ensure the tooth is flawless.

Fill Me In on Tooth-Colored Fillings

Tooth-colored fillings are wildly popular with patients because of their aesthetic appeal. However, they’re also the only filling that bonds chemically to the tooth, which adds an extra boost of support. They’re a versatile option, capable of functioning well for cavity treatments, broken teeth, a tooth worn down from grinding, and in many other situations.

Even better, tooth-colored fillings often require less removal of your natural tooth, which is always a bonus. Keep in mind that sometimes a tooth-colored filling will require a little more time in the chair to ensure the best results. It’s part art and part skill to place a tooth-colored filling. Call Oak Hills Dentistry in Layton, Utah, today to find out more about your options for tooth-colored fillings.

Comprehensive General Dentistry
Jaw bones, gums, teeth, lips and salivary glands work together to show facial expressions, speak, eat, start digestion, and provide cosmetic appeal.
Cosmetic Dentistry
Are you hesitant to smile due to your teeth, gums, or lips? We want each of our patients to be confident with their smile.
Cleanings and Periodontal Treatments
Dental health (hygiene) visits are the foundation of everything we do here. We believe strongly that healthy support structures
Theeth Whitening
Tooth discoloration occurs from a variety of sources. They can include: trauma, the food and drinks we consume, using tobacco or other street drugs
Implants, Grafting, and Extractions
Fortunately we now have advances in technology that allow us to replace a single missing tooth or several missing teeth in a way that does not
White Composite Fillings
We want our work to stand out and give you confidence as you chew, smile, and talk. Our doctors spend extensive time in hands-on
Invisalign Orthodontics
Orthodontics is the moving of teeth to a more favorable location. We work closely with orthodontists in our area to help all the
Kids Dental Care
Our doctors are passionate about ensuring children have positive experiences in the dental office. We continue to have countless patients who have great experiences as kids.
Crowns & Bridges
We want our work to stand out and give you confidence as you chew, smile, and talk. Our doctors spend extensive time in hands-on
Dental Implants
In some cases, teeth are not able to be saved and are best removed for the health of the patient. We offer consultations to help you decide which
TMJ & TMD
Tempormandibular Joint Disorders (TMD) are a grouping of disorders that involve jaw joints. These can cause intense pain
Root Canals
In the center of our teeth and roots is an area that has the nerves and blood for our teeth (called the dental pulp).
Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Knowing the difference between snoring and sleep apnea is key in determining proper treatment. Snoring is the result of tissues in the throat relaxing enough that
Sedation Dentistry
We strive to help you have positive experiences in the office. We offer each patient the opportunity to do the work they need with some level of sedation,
Tooth Extractions
Teeth should be saved whenever possible, but sometimes a tooth extraction is a necessity. Tooth extractions are recommended for many reasons
Comprehensive General Dentistry
Jaw bones, gums, teeth, lips and salivary glands work together to show facial expressions, speak, eat, start digestion, and provide cosmetic appeal.
Cosmetic Dentistry
Are you hesitant to smile due to your teeth, gums, or lips? We want each of our patients to be confident with their smile.
Cleanings and Periodontal Treatments
Dental health (hygiene) visits are the foundation of everything we do here. We believe strongly that healthy support structures
Theeth Whitening
Tooth discoloration occurs from a variety of sources. They can include: trauma, the food and drinks we consume, using tobacco or other street drugs
Implants, Grafting, and Extractions
Fortunately we now have advances in technology that allow us to replace a single missing tooth or several missing teeth in a way that does not
White Composite Fillings
We want our work to stand out and give you confidence as you chew, smile, and talk. Our doctors spend extensive time in hands-on
Invisalign Orthodontics
Orthodontics is the moving of teeth to a more favorable location. We work closely with orthodontists in our area to help all the
Kids Dental Care
Our doctors are passionate about ensuring children have positive experiences in the dental office. We continue to have countless patients who have great experiences as kids.
Crowns & Bridges
We want our work to stand out and give you confidence as you chew, smile, and talk. Our doctors spend extensive time in hands-on clinical education courses, learning new as well as tried-and-true methods to restore teeth.
Dental Implants
In some cases, teeth are not able to be saved and are best removed for the health of the patient. We offer consultations to help you decide which
TMJ & TMD
Tempormandibular Joint Disorders (TMD) are a grouping of disorders that involve jaw joints. These can cause intense pain
Root Canals
In the center of our teeth and roots is an area that has the nerves and blood for our teeth (called the dental pulp).
Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Knowing the difference between snoring and sleep apnea is key in determining proper treatment. Snoring is the result of tissues in the throat relaxing enough that
Sedation Dentistry
We strive to help you have positive experiences in the office. We offer each patient the opportunity to do the work they need with some level of sedation,
Tooth Extractions
Teeth should be saved whenever possible, but sometimes a tooth extraction is a necessity. Tooth extractions are recommended for many reasons, including; severe trauma, decay, periodontal disease, crowded teeth, broken teeth