Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings Fix Smiles
- August 10, 2017
Hello and welcome to our online home. We hope to see your smiling face in one of our chairs sooner rather than latter. That’s because there is so much that we can do for you. If you have a dentist like Dr. Peltzer in your life, you can bet that he’ll be there to help you keep disease and decay at bay to detect such things early enough to be able to treat them with more conservative (and less costly) measure. Today we wanted to talk about one of our great restorative dentistry treatments: tooth-colored fillings. These are nothing like the metal ones you probably grew up with, except for the fact that both varieties do stop cavities in their tracks. Keep reading to hear all about the modern way to treat cavities, and then be sure to follow up and schedule your next appointment at Gentle Dental Care of Plainville, CT!
Cavities Can Be Treated In An Easy And Effective Manner
We want you to do your best to keep added sugars out of your diet and to always brush, floss, and rinse in the months between dental checkups. But if you should ever develop any areas of tooth decay, we will be able to treat the problem with a new kind of dental fillings. You see, we dentists have traditionally used fillings full of silver amalgam, which is a paste composed of mercury along with a few other metals.
In the past, these were effective at preserving teeth. But they bothered people with metal allergies and they never looked like they belonged in your mouth. That’s why, nowadays, at our Gentle Dental Care office, we can provide you with mercury-free fillings.
Mercury-Free Is The Way To Be
As we said, Dr. Peltzer now uses mercury-free fillings instead of the old-style ones that used to ruin your smile. 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. And they are made from a very strong material, so they are built to last a long time! What’s not to love about all that?
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We hope that this post was helpful to you. Cavities aren’t anything to be ashamed of, but you will need to take care of them before they get a chance to run wild and wreak havoc on your smile. Our fillings are subtle, safe, and effective. And our sedation dentistry options will ensure that your procedure is a pain-free and pleasant experience every time! But now it is up to you to take the next step! 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’ll get you smiling BIG again in no time.