Tooth-Colored Fillings Can Quickly Restore Your Smile
Welcome back to the blog of Clearwater Dental Associates! Thanks for stopping by our online home. We look forward to seeing you in our office sometime soon. No matter what you are looking for, keep in mind that we are your trusted source for comprehensive dental solutions in the Clearwater, Florida area.
Around here, one of our specialties is restorative dentistry. That’s when we step in to restore your health if anything ever goes awry. In most cases, we’ll be ready to jump in to treat a cavity with a simple filling and thereby save your smile from more painful and expensive procedures down the road.
But wait, aren’t cavities bad? Definitely! And prevention is always the preferred route. But since it is bound to happen to you over the course of your life, discovering a cavity early enough to prevent further damage is the key to maintaining your good oral health.
As we said, fillings will fix you up fast. You won’t have to beat yourself up about the decay for very long. You see, for decades, dentists have used a mix of mercury and other metals called amalgam for fillings. No one has ever disputed the effectiveness of such treatments. However, there have been numerous complaints about the metal itself, over the years.
One problem has been that amalgam is ugly and clashes against your otherwise pearly whites. 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. We bet you never considered that!
Don’t worry, we’ve stayed in-tune with the times. That’s why Clearwater Dental Associates now uses a newer, safer, and more aesthetically pleasing material for fillings: composite.
What is composite all about? 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 distractingly dark metallic splotches left as a souvenir of your cavity treatment.
Surprisingly, they will look and feel like they actually belong in your mouth.
Besides being able to fill a cavity very discreetly, composite resin also has superior bonding properties that allow for much more durability.
How Does It Work At Clearwater Dental Associates?
These newfangled fillings can be placed in just one convenient appointment, the same as always. 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.
In the end, you’ll go home with the same gorgeous grin, only it will be much healthier than when you came in!
We Say, Down With Decay!
We hope that you will be inspired by today’s blog post to take the next step. Our tooth-colored fillings are an important way of 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 to restore your health ASAP!