With consistent and thorough oral hygiene, you can often avoid cavities. However, even the best brushers and flossers can still miss a spot from time to time, especially in hard-to-reach places. If you develop a cavity, we can take care of it in just one visit, thanks to composite fillings.
Years ago, dentists used metal amalgam fillings to restore teeth that deteriorated due to plaque and tartar buildup. While they were effective, they were very noticeable. It wasn’t much of a problem for back molars, but it wasn’t an ideal situation for visible teeth. Composite fillings boast a natural tooth-like color that can nearly perfectly match the shade of your smile.
After removing the decayed parts of the tooth, you’ll be left with a hole that we’ll fill with the composite resin. Once we place it, we use a special light to harden it. The entire procedure is quick and painless! If taken care of right away, you’ll probably be able to avoid a root canal.
It’s obviously essential to keep up with brushing and flossing, but there are certain foods and drinks that make cavities more likely to develop. Some of them include:
Composite fillings have many benefits that will bring a smile to your face. Here are just some of them:
Tooth pain is a common sign of tooth decay, so visiting a dentist should be on your priority list if you feel some discomfort. Contact our friendly team today to schedule an appointment.