2226 Druid Road E. Clearwater, FL 33764

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Better Fillings For A Better Smile

Better Fillings For A Better Smile

Welcome back to the blog of Clearwater Dental Associates!

We are your source for comprehensive dental solutions and oral health education in the Clearwater, Florida area.

Though you try your best to keep your mouth healthy, we know that, these days, there are so many things working against you.

In spite of your daily efforts at home and the support you receive from our Clearwater Dental Associates team every six months, you may one day find yourself facing a cavity.

If you do develop a cavity, you are not alone.

Most folks in Florida will have one at some point in their life.

Discovering a cavity is not the worst thing that could happen, especially if it is detected early enough to prevent further damage.

The best way to treat a cavity, relieve the pain, and save your tooth is through the sort of dental fillings that we can facilitate in our office on Druid Road.

Times Have Changed

For as long as anyone can remember, dentists have used a mix of mercury and other metals called amalgam for fillings.

No one has ever disputed the effectiveness of such measures.

However there have been a few complaints regarding other characteristics of this method.

A big concern has been that amalgam is unsightly.

Or to put it more bluntly, it just looks weird and unnatural in your mouth.

What’s more, old school fillings can actually make your tooth more vulnerable to fracture and cause damage to the nearby healthy tooth structures in the long run.

That’s why Clearwater Dental Associates now uses a newer, safer, and more visually pleasing material for fillings: composite.

Composite consists of a blend of resins that lends itself well to the appearance of your natural teeth.

With these fillings there won’t be any dark gray blobs on top of your teeth for people to gawk at or ask about.

They will look and feel like they belong in your mouth.

Plus, beyond being able to fill a cavity very discreetly, composite resin has superior bonding properties that allow for much more durability.

How Are Composite Fillings Handled At Clearwater Dental Associates?

These new and improved fillings can be placed in just one convenient appointment.

First, our Clearwater Dental Associates team will isolate the tooth in question while protecting the rest of your mouth.

Then, we will clean the affected tooth, remove any decay, and shape it.

Next we will mix up a batch of composite resin to match the shade of your teeth.

This resin will be applied to the tooth layer by layer hardened with the help of our special lamps.

To complete the process, your filling will be trimmed, adjusted, and polished.

At that point you will be sent on your way with a healthier, better-looking smile!

We Can Quickly Defeat Decay

Fillings are important to protecting and saving teeth that have already been damaged by a cavity.

If you have a cavity and need a dental filling, call our Clearwater, FL dental office at 727-373-6628 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.