Restorative Dentistry

Composite Fillings & Dental Restorations

At Medley Smiles of Independence, we perform dental restorations and composite fillings with durable, high-quality, non-metal materials. If you are looking to replace amalgam (silver fillings) with white fillings, please read about our mercury-free dentistry.

Dental restorations, commonly known as “dental fillings,” refer to various ways in which a dentist can fill, replace, or restore the structure of a tooth:

White Fillings:

Dr. Nicole Medley utilizes only white (composite or porcelain) filling materials to restore teeth that have been decayed or broken down. Restorations are bonded into place, which add strength and help to support the existing tooth structure. This type of restoration is ideal for teeth that have significant amount of structure left.

Learn more about white or composite fillings.

Full Porcelain Crowns or Onlays:

If more than 75% of the chewing surface of a tooth has been compromised, a crown or onlay may be necessary. A crown will cover your tooth entirely, while an onlay fits on top of the tooth like a puzzle piece. Both can help prevent further issues such as a root canal or tooth loss.

Learn more about dental crowns and onlays.

Full Porcelain Bridges:

If you have a missing tooth or are faced with an inevitable tooth extraction, a full porcelain bridge might be an option. A bridge usually involves three teeth, two teeth on either side of the missing tooth and the false tooth that is supported by the healthy teeth.

Learn more about porcelain bridges.

Dental Implants:

Learn more about dental implants.