This Summer Try Tooth-Colored Fillings | Clearwater, FL
Have you recently noticed that you have bad breath and increased tooth sensitivity? If so, you probably have a cavity. Don’t worry, it’s not the end of the world. But if want to ensure a happier (and less costly) ending for yourself, you will want to get Dr. Burton on the case ASAP. That’s because the team here at our Clearwater, FL dentist’s office has all the tools, training, and technology that will be required to quickly and painlessly restore the health of your smile. Keep reading to hear more about our tooth-colored cavity treatments and then be sure to follow up and schedule your restorative dentistry appointment at Clearwater Dental Associates. We’ll get you smiling BIG again!
The Solution Is Simple
If you ever have a cavity, here’s what we’ll do: we will place a simple filling to save your smile and to save your bank account from more unpleasant and costly procedures down the road (like root canals, extractions, and so forth). Sounds good, right? But wait, it gets better!
You see, in earlier eras, dentists would have only been able to use a mix of mercury and other metals called amalgam for fillings. The effectiveness of such treatments has never been in question. However, there has been no shortage of complaints about the metal itself. And that is not surprising.
Truth be told, amalgam is anything but subtle and so it is a harsh distraction from your otherwise gorgeous white smile. Beyond looks, conventional fillings can actually make your tooth more vulnerable to fracture and cause damage to the nearby healthy tooth structures. The good news is that we can now do better than that for you.
Composite Works Best
Dr. Burton insists that we now use a newer, safer, and more aesthetically pleasing material for fillings: composite. Composite consists of a blend of resins that lends itself well to the appearance of your natural teeth. Unlike metal, they will look and feel like they actually belong in your mouth. Imagine that!
We can use this material to fill in an area of decay very discreetly. But composite resin also has superior bonding properties that allow for much more durability.
The procedure itself has not changed much. We will begin by numbing the area in question. And if you are anxious about the procedure, we have options for relaxing you.
Next, we will clean the cavity by removing the decayed tissue. After the cavity has been cleaned, we will apply the putty-like composite resin material in thin layers. We will shape these layers to match the surface of your tooth.
To finish the job, we will harden the resin with a high-intensity light and polish it to match the sheen of your natural tooth. That’s about all that it will take to get you back on track.
Learn More, Get Started!
If you think that you have a cavity and need a dental filling, contact Clearwater Dental Associates right away! Our direct line is (727) 373-6628. We can’t wait to get you back on the good road this summer!