At some point, almost everyone will need to have a tooth filled. In fact, dental fillings are one of the most common procedures performed at our North Center dental office.
Tooth-colored fillings are a perfect choice for creating natural-looking durable fillings and repairs. Also called dental composite, the material used is carefully matched to the color of your own teeth. The result is a durable repair that blends naturally with your smile.
Importance of Dental Fillings
Fillings are an important type of repair because they strengthen your tooth and protect if from further damage. If we find a cavity, we need to fill it as quickly as possible to prevent decay from spreading and becoming worse. This is one of the reasons we encourage you to stay up-to-date with your dental exams and cleanings.
Removing decay promptly is essential for keeping your teeth healthy. When cavities are not filled, decay can start to spread deep inside your tooth. If we don’t fill the tooth and stop decay from spreading, you may need to have a root canal to save the tooth.
Decay and damage can also lead to gum disease, an oral health problem that in turn leads to other dental concerns. Recent studies have also linked chronic infections of the mouth with serious physical problems like heart and respiratory disease, diabetes, and pregnancy complications.
Reasons to Choose Tooth-Colored Fillings
One of the advantages of using tooth-colored fillings is that we can match the color of the filling to your natural teeth. This makes it a perfect material for filling and repairing teeth that are noticeable when you smile.
Their natural appearance also makes tooth-colored fillings a good solution for correcting certain cosmetic dental flaws like:
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Minor chips
- Poorly proportioned teeth
- Uneven gaps and spaces between teeth
The most effective way to prevent decay from developing in the first place is by scheduling regular visits for dental exams and cleanings. Using up-to-date technology like digital x-rays, we can detect and treat decay long before it damages your oral health.
Convenient Care That Fits Your Busy Life
We know that you have a lot of responsibilities that fill your schedule, and we want to make it easy to receive the important treatments you need. Our convenient evening and Saturday hours help you schedule appointments that don’t get in the way of work, school, and other obligations.
At our North Center dental office, we file all insurance claims and will work with you to make sure you’re getting the most out of your benefits. We can also help you apply for CareCredit, a healthcare financing option that allows you to get the important care you need.
If you would like more information about our comprehensive services and how we can help you achieve the best possible oral health, please feel free to give us a call.