In the past, dentists focused on creating “stronger” teeth by using durable materials to replace decayed or damaged teeth. Teeth were typically filled with a mixture called amalgam, consisting of different metals. These rigid materials actually contributed to further decay by allowing additional decay and cracking to occur.
Dr. Valle uses safer and more predictable materials that are made of composite resins and porcelains. Restorations used with these materials look and feel more like natural teeth.
Dr. Valle believes that this combination of art and science takes into account a healthy outcome as the tooth is restored to a more natural state. The restored tooth has better strength and a better seal to prevent future decay and breakdown.