Technology development for Rigby white fillings has improved dramatically since the 1990’s. That means that by the time Dr. Mikesell went through dental school in the new century, he received the latest training for resin-based fillings. Special training is of particular importance to ensure a quality adhesion.
If you have had silver amalgam fillings in the past, one of the major differences you will notice with Rigby white fillings is the extra precautions taken to keep your injured tooth absolutely dry. Failure to keep the tooth dry could result in adhesion failure.
Once the decayed area has been cleaned, a dough-like substance is inserted into the tooth. This is a cocktail of resin-based polymers, engineered filler-glass and ceramics; as well as and inorganic fillers such as silica. These basic ingredients will be slightly adjusted to provide color matching, natural luster, as well as adhesion properties necessary depending on your cavity site.
A hand-held wand that emits primary blue light is used to cure the resin at the cavity site. If receiving a white filling in a back molar, you can expect the filling and curing process to occur in multiple stages.
Because of the advanced technology required, there is a higher cost for Rigby white fillings. Some insurance companies will opt to cover the cost of less expensive amalgam fillings, but require patients to pay the difference for white fillings.
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If you have any reservations regarding dental care treatment and have been putting off scheduling an appointment for some much-needed work, Dr. Mikesell is an expert in the industry and will take care of most of your Dental needs.