Cosmetic Treatments in the Virgin Islands

Using advanced cosmetic dental treatments and materials, our St. Thomas and Christiansted, VI cosmetic dentists, Dr. Jones, Dr. Jones, Dr. Cabbell, Dr. Wall, Dr. Amarteifio, Dr. James, or Dr. Long, can make a real difference. The skill, experience, and commitment of our practice — using a unique combination of science and artistry — can literally redesign your smile.

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  • Necessity: Dental fillings address cavities, damage, wear and tear, and small holes and help maintain tooth structure. We encourage consultations for personalized treatment options.
  • Material Options: Fillings come in gold, silver, composite, and ceramic, each with unique benefits and drawbacks concerning aesthetics, durability, and cost.
  • Maintenance: Proper care extends the life of fillings; recommendations include regular brushing, flossing, check-ups, and following your dentist’s recommendations.
  • Support: VI Dental Center is ready to guide patients through choices and provide care instructions, emphasizing the importance of professional consultations for optimal oral health.
  • You can reach out to our St. Thomas office at (340) 776-6056, our office in St. Croix at (340) 772-6000, or through our contact form.

When considering dental health, dental fillings often surface as a fundamental aspect of maintaining oral well-being. From understanding the types of fillings available – including amalgam, composite, gold, or ceramic – to navigating the local healthcare system, we can help you ensure you receive outstanding dental care in the Virgin Islands. 

We’re proud to serve the communities of St. Croix and St. Thomas, offering a wide range of dental services that include fillings and dental restorations. For over a decade, our mission has been to deliver exceptional dental care to families across the Virgin Islands, providing services from cosmetic treatments to orthodontics. Our team is committed to using advanced dental materials and techniques to help our patients achieve and maintain a beautiful, healthy smile.

Why Might You Need a Dental Filling?

Dental fillings can be used to address a wide number of dental health issues, including the following:

  • Cavities
  • Damage to your teeth
  • Wear and tear on the teeth over time
  • Small holes in the teeth
  • Issues with tooth structure

Dental fillings and similar procedures may also be used to treat other dental conditions, so we encourage you to speak with a qualified and experienced dentist for their opinions about your treatment options. A dentist from VI Dental will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

What Types of Fillings Are Available?

Many types of fillings are on the market, but some of the most common options include:

Gold Dental Fillings

Gold has historically been used for dental fillings, and they generally last anywhere from 10 to 15 years, depending on the care the patient is willing to put in. Some people like the look of gold, while others prefer a more natural appearance. This material may be more expensive than others, and more than one office visit may be necessary.

Silver Dental Fillings

Similar to gold, some people like the appearance of silver dental fillings. They also generally last 10 to 15 years, but the structure requires more space to hold correctly compared to other options. This means additional teeth may need to be removed before this filling can be placed.

There is also a slight risk of cracking teeth or fractures with silver dental fillings, as the material tends to expand and contract more than others available. Some people may also be allergic to silver, which is important to keep in mind.

Composite Fillings

These have grown more popular recently, as they are a more aesthetically pleasing option that can be color-matched with the patient’s teeth. However, they are much more expensive than other options as well. While they last at least five years, this is much less long-lasting than other materials. Composite fillings may also chip and require additional visits to place.

Ceramic or Porcelain Dental Fillings

These are an excellent option, as they are more resistant to stains than composite fillings and also last longer than 15 years in most cases. While they can be about as expensive as gold fillings, this is a very cost-effective material. Some people also like this material because of its tooth-like color and appearance.

Other fillings also exist, but they are less common. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about dental fillings and what material options we provide. VI Dental Center is more than happy to provide you with helpful answers and guidance to patients under our care.

How to Care for Your Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are generally easy to care for as long as you follow your dentist’s recommendations. In most cases, you can maximize the lifetime of your dental fillings by following our recommendations:

  • Brush your teeth for two minutes twice daily, using circular motions and gentle pressure
  • Switch to a soft or medium bristle toothbrush
  • Floss at least once a day, paying close attention to all tooth surfaces
  • Go to the dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings at least twice a year
  • Follow your dental provider’s recommendations for any further care, including medications or additional visits

We encourage you to speak with your dentist if you have any questions about your care. If you want support, your VI Dental Center provider can give you additional information and educate you about proper hygiene processes. We encourage you to contact us for further information.

Receive Outstanding Dental Fillings and Oral Health Care With Help From VI Dental Center

At VI Dental Center, we understand the importance of a healthy, beautiful smile. If you’re in the Virgin Islands and believe you may need a dental filling or simply wish to learn more about your options, our team is here to help. With a focus on patient comfort and utilizing the latest in dental care technology, we offer a range of filling materials to best suit your needs and preferences.

Don’t let dental discomfort or uncertainty affect your life any longer. Contact us today at VI Dental Center to schedule an appointment and explore how we can help restore your smile with confidence. You can reach out to our St. Thomas office at (340) 776-6056, our office in St. Croix at (340) 772-6000, or through our contact form. Your smile is our priority, and we’re dedicated to providing you with the best care possible in the Virgin Islands.


VI Dental Center Can Provide Invaluable Dental Fillings: Get Seen By A Virgin Island Dentist Today!

VI Dental Center is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality of care. We specialize in a range of cosmetic procedures, including bonding, porcelain veneers, Invisalign, laser smile enhancements, same-day dentistry, and teeth whitening. Our goal is to help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of – one that exudes confidence and personal esteem. Don’t wait any longer to take the first step towards a more beautiful, healthy smile.

Our mission over the last 15 years has been to serve families in the Virgin Islands with the incredible experience they truly deserve. Whether you need cosmetic treatmentwisdom tooth removal, a root canalorthodontics, or anything in between, VI Dental wants to serve you. We’re your Virgin Islands Dentist! You can reach our St. Thomas office at (340) 776-6056. For our St. Croix office, call us at (340) 772-6000. You can also make an appointment and learn more about our services when you complete our contact form.

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