Try as you might, it’s likely that you’ve experienced a cavity sometime in your life. The CDC estimates that over 90% of Americans that are 20 years old or older have had at least one cavity. However, what’s worse is that they also report that more than a quarter of American adults have untreated cavities! Tooth decay isn’t noticeable when it first starts to form, but left untreated, it can lead to serious complications like dental infections and severe toothaches! Fortunately, our team here at Amaze Dental offers tooth-colored fillings in DeSoto. This seamless treatment for cavities can be used to repair tooth decay and replace shiny silver (or amalgam) fillings for a healthier smile. If you have a cavity, don’t wait to call us and schedule your next appointment!
In the past, fillings were made out of amalgam, which is a metal mixture that typically contains things like silver, nickel, gold, and oftentimes small amounts of mercury. While these fillings are strong, they leave a noticeable metallic gleam to your smile and can cause dental issues over time.
Fortunately, modern-day composite fillings are better in almost every way. They are made from a biocompatible composite resin that contains no harmful metals or chemicals. Additionally, they can be shaded to match the color of your natural enamel, so they blend in seamlessly once in place. Plus, they adhere far more effectively to tooth structure than amalgam, which means they’re much better at sealing out sensitivity and preventing future decay in the area.
Treating one to three cavities with tooth-colored fillings typically only takes one quick and easy appointment. First, we’ll fully numb your mouth to ensure your comfort. Then, your DeSoto dentist will removed the decayed enamel and sanitize the area. Next, we’ll choose a color of composite resin that resembles the color of your teeth and use it to fill in the cleaned-out area. Once it’s been hardened by our specialized curing light, we’ll polish it and check that your bite is even and comfortable. Before you know it, you’ll be ready to walk out of our office and enjoy your new cavity-free smile!
Dentists agree that tooth-colored fillings are the optimal way to treat cavities. If you currently have amalgam or silver fillings, we can remove them and replace them with healthier tooth-colored ones. Composite fillings offer an array of benefits, such as: