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Fillings

Durable, Aesthetic Fillings for Long-Lasting Smile Protection

Restore your teeth with confidence using our high-quality Fillings at Vlass and Merritt Dental Care in Roswell, GA. Specializing in both amalgam and composite fillings, we offer durable solutions that blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, ensuring a flawless finish. With over 30 years of dental expertise, we focus on providing fillings that not only repair but also strengthen your teeth, preventing further decay and enhancing oral health. Choose our expert care for fillings that protect and beautify your smile.

Personalized Treatment Plans

At Vlass & Merritt Dental Care, we believe in personalized care tailored to your unique dental needs. Our dentists will assess the extent of damage to your teeth and recommend the most suitable filling material and technique to restore function and aesthetics. Whether you require traditional amalgam fillings or prefer tooth-colored composite fillings for a more natural look, we offer customized solutions to meet your preferences.

Minimally Invasive Approach

We prioritize minimally invasive dentistry techniques when placing fillings to preserve as much healthy tooth structure as possible. Our skilled dentists use precision and care to remove decayed or damaged areas of the tooth while conserving as much healthy tissue as possible. This approach not only ensures the longevity of the restoration but also promotes the overall health and integrity of your smile.

Comprehensive Care and Support

At Vlass & Merritt Dental Care, we provide comprehensive care and support throughout the filling process. From the initial examination and treatment planning to the placement of the filling and follow-up care, our experienced dental team is dedicated to ensuring your comfort and satisfaction every step of the way. We take the time to address any questions or concerns you may have, ensuring a positive experience and successful outcome.

Restore Your Smile with Custom Fillings

Vlass & Merritt Dental Care offers custom fillings to repair and restore teeth affected by cavities or damage. Our skilled team utilizes high-quality materials and advanced techniques to create fillings that blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, providing durable and aesthetically pleasing solutions for a healthy smile.

Fillings FAQ's

Dental fillings are materials used to repair and restore teeth that have been damaged by decay, cavities, or minor fractures. Fillings help to restore the function and structure of the tooth, prevent further decay, and restore the natural appearance of the smile.

There are several types of dental fillings, including amalgam (silver) fillings, composite (tooth-colored) fillings, gold fillings, and ceramic (porcelain) fillings. Each type of filling has its advantages and disadvantages in terms of durability, appearance, and cost, and the choice of filling material depends on factors such as the location and extent of the cavity, aesthetic preferences, and budget.

You may need a filling if you experience symptoms such as tooth pain or sensitivity, visible pits or holes in the teeth, or rough or jagged edges on the tooth surface. Additionally, your dentist may detect cavities or signs of decay during a dental exam or X-rays and recommend a filling to restore the affected tooth.

The process for getting a filling typically involves numbing the tooth and surrounding area with a local anesthetic to ensure a comfortable experience. The dentist then removes the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth, cleans the cavity, and fills it with the chosen filling material. The filling is shaped and polished to match the natural contours of the tooth and ensure a comfortable bite.

While dental fillings are designed to be long-lasting, they may eventually wear down, become discolored, or need to be replaced due to normal wear and tear, changes in the surrounding teeth, or recurrent decay. With proper care and maintenance, dental fillings can last for many years before needing to be replaced.

Read Our 5-Star Ratings

We are new patients to the practice and have had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Joseph Merritt. Dr. Merritt is currently treating my mom who is 90 years old and helping her with some aging gum and teeth issues. The technology that Dr. MERRITT has introduced us to has been absolutely incredible but with technology comes questions. Dr. MERRITT took the time to explain everything to us, step-by-step and answered each and every question. He took his time and made sure Mom understood what he was recommending and why. I was very impressed with his attention to detail and caring approach to each conversation. We just returned from our second visit and again can report another great experience and the communication with the practice has been excellent. Kim coordinated all the transfer of mom’s dental records within an hour, so our visits have been very thorough. Did I mention the amazing technology? It is worth repeating. I am so relieved my mom is in excellent hands and we will be returning to continue the treatments Dr. MERRITT has recommended.
Dr. Vlass is my dentist even though I drive 1.5 hours to his office. I trust his judgment and he does a terrific job with my teeth. As I am advanced in years, and he has had to deal with some sensitive conditions in my mouth with outstanding results. I highly recommend their practice.
Have you ever thought you would take the time to give a dentist a review...let alone 5 stars? Well, me neither, until now. My business is all about relationships, so I pay attention when someone else values and understands that relationships are everything too. Joey Merritt, not only gets it, he embraces it. His actions and professionalism forced me to leave a dental practice that my entire family was immensely happy with when one emergency issue was treated with immediate concern at the expense of his personal time. Prior to Joey meeting me in a bad moment, the only thing we knew about each other was that my wife played tennis with his mom. What I learned after that about him was more than enough to immediately come home and tell my family that we had a new friend and dentist for life. True story.
I LOVE Dr. Merritt! He's so kind and compassionate. He's an incredible dentist! His staff is also on the same level. I've been going there for years. I first saw Dr. Vlass, then Dr. Merritt when he joined the practice. I can't recommend them enough!!
I feel that the staff listens to my concerns when I call and they try to schedule me as soon as possible. When I am seen I am confident of their care of my teeth and dental concerns. The staff is very professional! I have been seen by Dr Vlass and Dr Merritt and both are very caring and exceptional dentists. This is an outstanding dental practice! I love my dentists!!

Renew Your Smile with Custom Fillings

Revitalize your smile and protect your oral health with custom fillings from Vlass & Merritt Dental Care. Our personalized approach, minimally invasive techniques, and comprehensive care ensure that you receive the highest quality treatment and enjoy lasting results. Schedule an appointment today to restore your smile and maintain a healthy, beautiful grin.

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Barry L. Vlass, DMD

Dr. Barry Vlass graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a bachelors degree in biology in 1976. He then attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine located in Boston, Massachusetts where he obtained his doctorate in dental medicine (D.M.D.) in 1981.

He began practicing dentistry in Roswell in 1981. Dr. Vlass has enjoyed a successful career in dentistry due to his sincere commitment to continuing education and providing his patients with the latest technology in the field of dentistry.

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Joseph Merritt, DMD

Dr. Joseph Merritt grew up and currently resides in Roswell, Ga., and he is a proud alumnus of Roswell High School. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, he obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the University of Louisville, School of Dentistry.

The driving force of Dr. Merritt’s career is his calling to serve others locally and in communities with limited access to dental care. He has volunteered on multiple dental mission trips to Nicaragua and Jamaica. Dr. Merritt also volunteered at a Free Day of Dentistry several years in a row in Savannah, Ga., where he started his career in dentistry.

Dr. Merritt specializes in restorative and cosmetic dental procedures. He is also a certified Invisalign provider and extensively trained in dental implants.

Outside of the office, Dr. Merritt enjoys golfing, working out, playing cornhole, and spending time with family and friends — especially with his wife Kellie, daughter Lenny, and dog Lady. Anytime you want to talk about Georgia sports… he’s your guy!

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