The Discreet Way To Treat Cavities In Plainville
- April 16, 2016
Hello and welcome to the Gentle Dental Care blog! We are so glad that you found our online home. And if you should happen to live in the Plainville, CT area, we’d love the opportunity to look after your smile in-person. You will see that we have all the dental solutions you will ever need to keep your mouth clean and your smile looking great all through life. Plus, we’ll be there for you should anything ever go awry. That’s what restorative dentistry is all about.
Most of our patients encounter at least one cavity at some point along the way. It happens to the best of us. Here’s how it works: you consume sugar. The 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. And left unaddressed, it will continue to grow and eat away at your tooth.
In fact, the decay can become so out of control that may need to have a root canal or have the affected tooth extracted and replaced.
No one wants that kind of hassle!
Dental Fillings Fix Smiles
Lucky for you, if you are stopping by our Gentle Dental Care office every 3-6 months, we will be able to detect the emergence of decay and stop it before it runs wild.
We will treat the problem with dental fillings, which will prevent the worst from happening to you. This is because fillings work to fill the hole, protecting it from further decay.
You may know that dentists have traditionally used fillings full of silver amalgam, which is a paste composed of mercury along with a few other metals.
For many years, these were effective at preserving teeth. But they bothered people with metal allergies and they never looked particularly good in your mouth. That’s why, these days, in our Plainville, CT dental office, we can provide a new and improved dental filling.
Make Mine Mercury-Free
Here at Gentle Dental Care, we use mercury-free fillings instead of the old-fashioned kind. These 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.
Why not come see for yourself?
Gentle Dental Care Is Here For You!
We are standing by to restore the health of your smile. Don’t let decay get away from you. Our fillings are subtle, safe, and effective. And our sedation dentistry options will ensure that your procedure is a pain-free and pleasant experience.
Contact our Gentle Dental team today if you’d like to learn more about cavity prevention or schedule your tooth-colored fillings procedure in Plainville, CT.
We can’t wait to get to work!