Summerville, SC Tooth-Colored Fillings
If you are one of the lucky people who can say, “I have never had a cavity,” we congratulate you and your commitment to excellent oral health habits!
But keep in mind that even if you are doing everything right with your oral health, there's a chance that you may develop a cavity. In fact, dental decay is so prevalent in the US that it is the second most prevalent disease after the common cold!
At Finkbine Family Dentistry, our goal is to help you improve your oral health by using the most up-to-date treatments and materials available. We choose materials like tooth-colored composite fillings to repair your teeth after we remove decay so we can leave you with a healthier, more attractive smile.
Esthetic Dental Fillings
Composite fillings are made of a combination of plastic resin and a silica filler. Fillings made with composite material look naturally beautiful but also protect and strengthen teeth weakened by decay. Restorations made using composites are esthetically pleasing and, thanks to updated bonding techniques, very durable.
A filling is necessary when decay attacks healthy tooth structure and creates a cavity. Of course, cavities don’t typically stay the same size, so if you put off treatment, the cavity will grow and gradually destroy your tooth, leading to toothaches and possible infection.
One of the characteristics of composite fillings is that we can mix the filling material to closely match the natural shade of your teeth. Our doctors remove the decay and expertly rebuild your tooth using the composite.
Tooth-colored fillings blend so beautifully with the appearance of your teeth that they are perfect for restoring teeth that show when you smile. The natural appearance of tooth-colored fillings also makes them a good choice for a procedure called dental bonding. We use bonding to repair cosmetic dental flaws like chipped, broken, or poorly proportioned teeth.
Avoid Cavities with Preventive Care
One of the problems with tooth decay is that you may already have a cavity and not realize it. Many people don't notice anything different until the decay reaches the inner portion of the tooth. At this point, decay starts to spread more rapidly, damaging the tooth and causing pain.
With prevention, however, we can detect decay when it’s tiny and easy to treat. Routine preventive treatments like exams and cleanings are essential for maintaining good oral health and staying a step ahead of decay. When we can identify decay in its earliest stage, we have the best chance of stopping the damage and restoring your healthy smile.
Please Call for an Appointment
If you are experiencing discomfort and think you may have a cavity that needs attention, please call our Summerville, SC dental office. We will be happy to arrange a checkup with one of our doctors who will help you reach your goal of a healthy, more attractive smile.