Tooth Fillings − Butler, PA

These restorations are aesthetically pleasing and very strong thanks to new bonding technologies.

What are tooth restorations?

We are a mercury-free practice. However, many people still have silver/mercury fillings in their mouths from years past. These fillings are not particularly pleasing to the eye, and we know that by unavoidable design, silver/mercury fillings ultimately result in a weaker tooth structure. Porcelain inlays and Tooth Colored Restorations (onlays) create fillings that are not only beautiful (or unnoticeable) but also add strength to weakened teeth. These restorations are esthetically pleasing and very strong thanks to new bonding technologies.

Disadvantages of Silver fillings:

Silver fillings have many drawbacks. The edges of the silver filling can wear down, become weak or break. This results in the tooth not being protected and lets cavities get started once again. With age, the metal of a silver filling expands, contracts, and can split.

Silver fillings contain 50 percent mercury. They can corrode, leak and cause stains on your teeth and gums.

Fortunately, silver fillings can safely be replaced with Tooth-Colored Restorations.

Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations

There are many advantages to tooth-colored restorations. Resin onlays are bonded to the teeth creating a tight, superior fit to the natural tooth. Such restorations can be used in instances where much of the tooth structure has been lost. The tooth remains intact and stronger.

Since the resin used in tooth-colored restorations contain fluoride this can help prevent decay. The resin wears like natural teeth and does not require placement at the gum line, which is healthier for your gums!

The result is a beautiful smile!

Replacing Silver Fillings with a Tooth Colored Restoration

You can have your silver fillings replaced with tooth-colored restorations (onlays). This process requires two appointments.

Your First Appointment:

  1. The old filling is removed along with any additional decay.
  2. An impression is made of your teeth. A model of your teeth is made and sent to the lab.
  3. A temporary onlay is placed on the tooth.

At the Lab: A resin is carefully placed into the model of your teeth. It is then designed to look natural.

Your Second Appointment:

  1. The temporary onlay is removed.
  2. A conditioning gel is placed on your tooth to prepare it for the new onlay.
  3. Bonding cement is placed on the tooth and a high intensity light bonds the resin to the tooth.
  4. The tooth is then polished.

Your teeth are restored to a natural look and feel, they are stronger and the tooth is protected!

Please call our practice to schedule your consultation: Butler Office Phone Number 724-282-4436 or fill out our Contact Form.

Robert W. Fornalczyk, DDS

5 out of 5 stars based on 13 Fillings reviews.

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

My husband and I have been patients with Dr. Fornalczyk for over 30 years. Dr Bob is very caring and very thorough with his work. We have had fillings, root canals and crowns over the years and they last a long time. He never hurts us ever. My husband loves the fact that he offers sedation with Nitrous. The entire staff is very friendly and is quite knowledgeable. We would recommend him! #Implantdentist #crowndentist #cosmeticdentist #rootcanaldentist #bestButlerdentist #Butlerdentist #Sedationdentist

- Regina B

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Jen was great with the shots and Bob was quick to get the filling done, made a long appointment feel short! #friendlydentist #butlerdentist #painlessdentist

- Clayton T

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Jen was great with the shots and Bob was quick to get the filling done, made a long appointment feel short! #friendlydentist #butlerdentist #painlessdentist

- Clayton T

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Dr Bob and his staff are simply amazing! They filled two cavities with no discomfort and entertained me at the same time. Always has the prettiest gals not only in the office but also assistants and hygienists - by the way they are pretty skilled too and know their dentistry too. Ive been a patient of bobs for over 30 years. #butlerdentist #painlessdentist #butlerfamilydentist #cosmeticdentist #naturaldentist

- Robb R

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Dr. Bob was very friendly and professional. His treatment was painless and results were fantastic! He never hurt me, took his time and the suggestions he made about my dentures and bridges I got were very efficient and I'm very happy that I followed his suggestions. Dr. Bob is now a friend as well as my dentist from now on!

- Jerry R

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Great place for chickens like me. I have gone from needing to be knocked out to only taking valium. Had not gone to a dentist for 20 plus years due to terrible experience as a child. I have been coming to Dr. Bob and his team for over 15 years, and still coming! My name was chicken Bob it is now Peep Bob.

- Bob A

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I came to him 6 years ago for an emergency and he took excellent care of me. He's been taking excellent care of me ever since. I enjoy the times I come here and everyone is awesome. I laugh so much when I come to see Dr. Bob - by the way his work is impeccable. #emergencydentist #pleasantdentist #butlerdentist #friendlydentist

- Carole B

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I have been with Bob for 36 years. Have always appreciated his excellent service and professionalism. He has always made me feel comfortable and relaxed during treatments. My wife, son, daughter-in -law and grandson have followed my lead scheduling appointments with Dr. Bob.

- Vince Fazzoni J

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Dr Fornalczyk and staff very professional and courteous . I highly recommend their dental services .

- Larry S

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Always a fun experience. My entire family enjoys the dentist. They are welcoming, knowledgeable and always ready to share a fun story.

- Marla P

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I forgot to say on my other post how much I LOVE DR BOB and his entire staff. They make me feel comfortable and confident in what they need to do. They always show me pictures and x-rays and explain everything before they do it. HIs root canals don't hurt at all and he is available for emergencies.

- Karen W

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I've been coming to Dr. Bob for over 30 years. He has been great to me and my family. He's not just my dentist he's my friend!

- Irene C

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I was petrified of the dentist before I came here. I hadn't been to a dentist in years. I searched sedation dentistry and found Dr. Fornalczyk. I had several fillings and some crowns done. He was extremely gentle, explained everything as he did it, did exactly what he said he was doing, and all with no pain at all. I come regularly without any fear now. Now my daughter comes here too.

- Tracey B

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