Affordable Dental Center of Wellington
Affordable Dental Center, located in Royal Palm Beach, Florida, is the private practice of Steven Bussell, DMD. We welcome new patients and proudly offer both general and expanded dental services under one roof. We feature the latest technology in a friendly neighborhood dental office where you will always see the same smiling faces.
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What our patients say about us...
“I’ve never been a fan of the dentist, but after meeting the staff, I was totally comfortable and after meeting Dr. Bussell, who is not only a wonderful doctor, but also an all-around great guy – easy to talk with, comical, and a great sense of humor. Thank you guys for really caring for your patients.”
— Ryan L.
“I have some leftover anxiety from a bad experience as a young dental patient. Dr. Steve alleviates all my fears and does a great job of making me feel comfortable. Of course, the tooth repair was great too. Very friendly staff!”
— Nancy R.
“Dr. Bussell is an outstanding professional and a real caring, warm, friendly doctor. I have been his patient for more than five years and I hope for another five or more years of enjoyable visits. Thank you, Dr. Bussell.”
— Soren P.
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Our Services

General and Preventive Dentistry

Implants, Dentures, and Cosmetic Dentistry

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Tooth-Colored Fillings

Tooth decay, also called caries, is one of the most common preventable diseases today.

While the instances of decay have decreased dramatically with the addition of fluoride in drinking water and preventive dentistry treatments such as fluoride, sealants, and professional dental cleanings, many people will still have at least one cavity during their lifetimes.

In the past, a cavity meant a dark, metal filling repair the tooth. Today, however, tooth-colored fillings are available to improve oral health and protect your smile.

Preventing Tooth Decay

Tooth decay develops when bacteria create an acidic environment that softens protective tooth enamel. Bacteria reproduce rapidly when they have plenty of fuel – sugar, starchy foods, and dental plaque. The best way to prevent tooth decay is to eat a healthy diet and practice good oral hygiene:

  • Brush at least twice daily
  • Floss each day
  • Professional dental cleanings
  • Regular dental exams
  • Routine x-rays

Early Detection

Regular dental x-rays assist Dr. Bussell in diagnosing dental decay in its earliest stages when it is easier and less costly to treat. Early detection is essential because dental decay typically does not cause pain until it is quite well advanced and puts your tooth at risk. When dental decay is left untreated, you may require more complex treatment, including root canal therapy, a dental crown, or even an extraction.

At Affordable Dental Center, we use digital x-rays, which provide high-resolution images and emit up to 80 percent less radiation for improved patient safety.

Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Tooth-colored fillings offer a number of benefits over silver metal fillings:

  • Remove less tooth structure
  • Look natural
  • Cause less sensitive to temperature
  • Allow you to chew on them immediately

Composite Resin Fillings

Tooth-colored fillings are made from composite resin – a mixture of BPA-free plastic and microscopic glass particles. Composite offers a wide range of shades to match natural teeth.

After diagnosing dental decay, Dr. Bussell will discuss your treatment with you. If anesthetic is necessary, he will gently numb your tooth, so you remain comfortable throughout your procedure.

Dr. Bussell will gently remove all signs of decay and bacteria before applying a bonding agent to your tooth. He will then carefully select composite to match your tooth and begin filling your cavity in layers, hardening each layer with a curing light. Once your tooth is filled, Dr. Bussell will polish and shape your filling to blend perfectly with your tooth.

Replacing Metal Fillings

Dental restorations last a long time, but many will need to be replaced at some point in order to remain effective. The force from chewing, teeth grinding, and age can cause a filling to break down.

We can replace old metal fillings with esthetic tooth-colored fillings or crowns to protect your teeth and improve your smile.

Dental Bonding

Composite filling material is also beneficial in the repair of small chips, wear, and gaps between teeth. This conservative cosmetic dentistry procedure makes it possible to improve the appearance of teeth by adding to existing tooth structure with minimal removal of healthy tooth.

Contact Us for a Dental Appointment

To learn more about tooth-colored fillings or schedule your next dental exam, contact our Royal Palm Springs dental office today.