Austin Cosmetic Dentist Now Offering Innovative Ultrasonic Dental Filling

Dr. Mark Sweeney and his Austin cosmetic dentistry practice have announced they will be offering the latest tooth filling technology from Kerr®, Sybron Dental Specialties, called the SonicFill. A bulk fill composite, Dr. Sweeney says the new filling material is ultrasonically vibrated into the tooth and can offer immense benefits to patients including minimal to no post-op sensitivity during dental fillings in Austin.

An innovative ultrasonic dental filling from Kerr® dental products, a subsidiary company of Sybron Dental Specialties, Inc., known as SonicFill is now available at Austin dentist Dr. Mark Sweeney’s practice. Utilizing ultrasonic vibrations to apply bulk dental composite filling to posterior restorations, Dr. Sweeney has announced he will be offering the SonicFill to patients at his practice, the Austin Dental Spa (ADS), in the hopes of further enhancing the comfort and effectiveness of his general dentistry procedures. He says he is excited about the new technology as it offers patients significant benefits for filling cavities and other restorative dentistry needs.

Through a unique modifier within the composite material that reacts to sonic energy, the SonicFill device lowers the viscosity of the dental filling, allowing for precise and efficient placement without bubbles or gaps. As the energy is removed, the composite returns to an easy-to-handle malleable state for sculpting and carving. Dr. Sweeney says because there is no shrinkage of the material as it hardens, patients experience no post-op sensitivity. He also says the SonicFill composite requires no additional capping layer or incremental layering, ensuring durability, superior adaptation, and a quicker procedure time.

“Sonic Fill is one of many exciting new breakthroughs in current dental technology. The ability to “bulk fill”, meaning all filling material is placed at once, rather than layering in several layers in past technology, means quicker fillings and less time in the chair for patients. It also means less sensitivity due to the almost 0% shrinkage, as opposed to 3-4% shrinkage of the past materials, which was a major source of post-operative sensitivity after fillings over the past 20 years. These fillings are hardly detectable once placed.”

Dr. Sweeney says he hopes the new dental filling procedure allows patients a more comfortable and positive dental experience. He also adds that consistent pursuit of the latest, most effective technology is essential to his practice’s ability to provide the highest level of patient care.

“We at ADS are committed to providing the latest and best technology to our patients. We strive to provide World-Class dentistry and the utmost in customer service in a comfortable and caring environment. Sonic Fill is just one of many new and exciting technologies to arrive on the dental market, and we are quick to incorporate any procedures that make patient care more comfortable and efficiently delivered.”

About Mark Sweeney, DDS

Dr. Mark Sweeney graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School. As a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Endodontic Society, and several other professional organizations, he has dedicated several hundred hours of continued education and advanced study in dental techniques such as teeth whitening and porcelain veneers in Austin. Dr. Sweeney is also a founding member of the Texas Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Located at 3305 Northland, Suite 515 in Austin, TX, Dr. Sweeney’s practice, Austin Dental Spa, can be reached at (512) 380-1300. He can also be contacted online via the website or