Maintain Oral Health
A filling is necessary when decay caused by bacteria has attacked healthy tooth structure, creating a cavity. Of course, cavities don’t typically stay the same size. Without a dental filling, the cavity grows and continues to eat away at your tooth. The longer these harmful bacteria remain, the more damage they cause. Without treatment, the decay will continue to spread, leading to toothaches and possible infection.
One big problem with tooth decay is that you may already have a cavity and not realize it. This is because, in most cases, sensitivity doesn’t occur until the cavity reaches the innermost portion of the tooth structure, where it then spreads more rapidly. This is also where it does the most serious damage.
Knowing this, it’s easy to see how crucial preventive treatments like dental exams and cleanings are for maintaining good oral health. When we detect and treat decay in its earliest stages, we have the best opportunity to stop the damage and restore your healthy smile. A filling may also be the best treatment for teeth that are cracked or show excessive wear.
Why We Choose Tooth Colored Fillings
Amalgam fillings have been widely used for over a century. But today we have access to a variety of updated materials like composite fillings that are every bit as durable as amalgam. Our tooth-colored fillings also look great because they blend in beautifully with your smile.
Tooth-colored composite filling material can be mixed to closely match the natural shade of your teeth. Since the repair is virtually undetectable, tooth-colored fillings are perfect for filling teeth that show when you smile. The esthetic quality of composite fillings also makes them a good choice for repairing certain cosmetic dental problems like chipped or broken teeth.
Composite fillings are good for your teeth, too, because the material is bonded directly to the tooth structure, creating a strong filling that doesn’t require us to remove a lot of your natural tooth. Tooth-colored fillings are also very durable and less likely to create sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures.
Please Call to Arrange an Appointment
Tooth-colored fillings are a valuable addition to modern dental treatments that restore your teeth and protect your oral health. If you’re experiencing dental pain or are overdue for a dental exam, please contact our Phoenix dental office as soon as possible and we will be happy to arrange a convenient appointment. In most cases, regular dental exams will allow us to find and treat cavities at their very earliest stages.