If you have a cavity, it’s crucial to get treatment before it’s too late. At Family Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry, we use tooth-colored fillings that match your natural smile to restore decayed teeth. Dr. Grubb customizes each filling to ensure a natural appearance and long-lasting results.
Explore our guide to learn how you can benefit from tooth-colored fillings.
A cavity is the result of a buildup of bacteria in your mouth. As a result, your tooth will begin to accumulate a destructive substance called plaque. As plaque goes untreated, it creates tooth decay which causes small holes in the enamel– these are called cavities. Without prompt and proper attention, cavities can lead to several health issues including tooth loss and more.
Cavities are not uncommon, and Dr. Grubb can amend yours with a durable composite filling.
The dentistry industry utilized amalgam (silver) fillings as the main treatment for cavities until recently. The industry shift was due to the presence of mercury in the fillings, and their noticeable metallic appearance. Today, we at Family Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry are proud to offer composite fillings as a healthy, natural-looking alternative.
Composite fillings, or tooth-colored fillings, are designed to mesh flawlessly with your adjacent teeth to complete a stunning smile. The composite consists of a durable resin that is both safe and long-lasting.
There are several benefits of tooth-colored fillings that make them superior to amalgam fillings, such as:
Dr. Grubb and our team here at Family Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry can often place your customized composite filling in just one visit to our Havre de Grace office. Dr. Grubb will start by applying a local anesthetic, ensuring the whole process is painless for you. Then, he’ll remove the decayed tissue and sterilize the tooth to ensure everything is clean and safe.
Once the infected tooth is prepared, the doctor will place the tooth-colored filling into the vacated area. This filling will match the shade of your surrounding teeth and will be shaped to match its appearance as well. Once the filling is bonded and secured, you’ll be free to reap the benefits of a healthy and attractive smile.
Common symptoms of cavities include pain, sensitivity, and discoloration in your tooth. It’s important to be aware of these warning signs because cavities can be very detrimental to your oral health without proper care. Fortunately, tooth-colored fillings can provide you with a quick and beautifying remedy. Call our Havre de Grace office at (410) 939-5800 or fill out our convenient appointment form to schedule a consultation with Dr. Grubb.