Tooth cavities are among the most common dental issues people in Mesquite, TX experience. But they also serve as the gateway to a multitude of other conditions which require more and more complex treatments to save your tooth from inevitable extraction.
So, one thing we can ensure you when you visit Fresh 32 Family Dentistry is that we’ll treat your dental cavities with the most leading-edge and inconspicuous treatment possible: a tooth-colored filling.
Why Do I Need a Dental Filling?
Let’s start at the top. Each time you eat and drink, a bacteria population living in your mouth proliferates. This natural process preserves your teeth when kept in balance. But when you neglect your brushing and flossing, that bacteria grows out of control and, as part of that process, excretes acids that damage your tooth enamel.
If you don’t remove those bacteria and their ‘leavings,’ they eat through your tooth enamel like the inchworm burrowing into an apple. They leave a little hole – a cavity. That opening can become a conduit that transports bacteria into your inner tooth, where an infection may grow. Dental fillings prevent this infection by closing the door.
The Advantages of Tooth-Colored Fillings Are About More Than Looks
While the notion of filling cavities is not revolutionary, the materials we use today are. The amalgams used in past dental fillings were strong, but their silver color is unattractive. However, amalgam may cause other problems, especially when the filling fails.
In contrast, tooth-colored fillings are composed of composite resins that we tint to match your tooth tone. The result is a filling that virtually vanishes. Another advantage of this type of filling is that it more effectively adheres to your tooth structure. This characteristic allows us to remove less material, so your filling is smaller, making it less likely to cause a fracture or other tooth problems.
We Are Tooth-Colored Dental Filling Specialists in Mesquite, TX
Cavities aren’t a big deal until they are, so a tooth-colored filling is ideal for addressing the problem regardless of its size. The Fresh 32 Family Dentistry team is ready to help, ensuring that your dental filling experience is as comfortable as possible. So give us a call to book an appointment today.