Mercury-Free Fillings Are The Way To Go
- May 18, 2016
Welcome to the Gentle Dental Care blog!
Today we want to talk about a tough topic: cavities. Preventing them is perhaps the #1 challenge we face as dentists, and treating them is one of the most common restorative dentistry services we provide.
Here’s the thing: as you consume sugar. That sugar feeds the bacteria that causes tooth decay. That decay begins to take over your tooth through a small hole that seeks to expand. This hole is the start of a cavity. Over time, it will continue to grow and eat away at your tooth.
It can cause big problems for you if left untreated, but the damage can be easily reversed when addressed early on with a dental filling.
Don’t worry, you’ll be in good hands with us! Dr. Thomas Peltzer is a well trained and highly experienced restorative dentist who is not daunted by any dental problems. Our team takes great pride in restoring teeth and restoring the quality of life for each of our patients.
And if you have a cavity, there’s more good news for you: fillings are now better than ever before. Keep reading to see what we mean, and then be sure to follow up and schedule your next appointment!
Dental Fillings In CT
By visiting the Gentle Dental Care office every 3-6 months, we will be able to detect the appearance of a cavity and stop it in its tracks.
We will combat the decay with dental fillings, which will prevent the worst case scenarios from happening to you. You see, when a tooth has signs of decay, the decayed portion of the tooth needs to be cleaned out and removed, leaving a cavity. Since the removal of decay also removes the protective enamel from your tooth, it needs to be filled in to prevent bacteria from penetrating the tooth’s surface.
For decades, dentists have been using fillings full of silver amalgam, which is a paste composed of mercury along with a few other metals. These are effective for preserving teeth. But they bother people with metal allergies and they never looked quite right in your mouth.
That’s why, in these parts, we offer a newfangled twist on the standard dental filling.
Mercury-Free & Tooth Colored
Our modern fillings are made of a composite resin that allows us to match it to your own tooth-color, preventing anyone from knowing that you’ve had cavities. Plus, there are other advantages of composite resin fillings.
These require minimal removal of healthy tooth structure when the process starts. What’s more, they are made from a very strong material, so they are built to last, restoring natural functioning to your teeth for years to come.
Our fillings are subtle, safe, and effective. And our sedation dentistry options will ensure that your procedure is a pain-free and pleasant experience.
Get In Touch Today!
Call our Gentle Dental team today at 860-479-2397 if you’d like to learn more about cavity prevention or to schedule your tooth-colored fillings procedure in Central Connecticut! Dr. Peltzer is committed to doing every procedure correctly from beginning to end, so you will have beautiful and long-lasting results.