Bonita Grande Dental
A Great Dentist

Welcome to Bonita Grande Dental

We provide patient-focused dentistry, which is about more than just high-quality care and effective treatments. Those are two very important parts of what we do, but what sets us apart from other practices is our commitment to your complete comfort and concern for your well-being. From the moment you first enter our Bonita Springs office, you’ll know that you’re not in an ordinary dental practice. First impressions are important, and every detail of our office reflects our desire to make your visits with us pleasant and free of stress. With amenities like complimentary beverages in our reception area and flat screen TVs in our treatment rooms, we know you’ll have one of the most relaxing dental visits you’ve ever experienced.

Blog

Which Is Right for You? Silver Fillings vs. Tooth-Colored Fillings

A closeup of a mouth being worked on | dental fillings bonita springs

If you get a cavity, you know that it’s best for your oral health to have it filled as soon as possible. But modern dentistry has produced so many great new materials that you may not know which – silver or tooth-colored fillings – are best for you.

Modern dentistry has two goals – to leave you with a healthier smile and at the same time improve the appearance of damaged teeth. Because of the availability today of natural-looking dental materials, the line between what’s considered cosmetic and what is restorative dentistry is blurry at best.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Tooth-colored fillings, also referred to as composite fillings or dental composites, are a ...

Read More →

Strong Teeth, More Durable Fillings: What the Future Holds

Exam | Dentist Bonita Springs FL

Dental composite fillings placed by Bonita Springs dentist Dr. Michael Gostigian are highly durable and can last between seven and ten years with proper care. That seems like a pretty long time, right? What if we told you that there might be a way to make fillings last even longer?

When creating a filling, Dr. Gostigian starts by removing the decayed portion of the tooth. Most decay penetrates the dental enamel and reaches into the layer beneath, which is called dentin.

The lifespan of a filling is related to the bond created between the filling material and dentin. Since dentin is a very soft material, it does not make a ...

Read More →

Extending the Life of Your Fillings

Extending the Life of Your Fillings | Bonita Grande Dental

Have you ever had a filling?

The CDC estimates that 9 out of 10 people in the U.S. will have a cavity at some point in their life, so the chances are pretty good.

Once your filling is placed, you might think you never have to worry about it again. Unfortunately, while white fillings placed by Bonita Springs dentist Dr. Michael Gostigian can last a long time, they typically don’t last forever.

By keeping up good habits, however, you can extend the life of your fillings to protect your teeth.

How Long Do Fillings Last?

Studies show that composite resin (tooth-colored) fillings, on average, last about 10 years. This is comparable to the ...

Read More →