Northborough, MA Tooth-Colored Fillings
When we focus on educating patients about the benefits of a healthy smile, their personal oral health care improves, and decay and disease decline. Still, the National Institutes of Health says that 26 percent of adults aged 20 to 64 still have untreated decay.
Treating Tooth Decay
Cavities occur because a sticky film of plaque coats your teeth and produces acid that destroys the tooth enamel and the underlying dentin. If plaque is not removed with conscientious brushing or professional cleanings, it turns into a hard substance called tartar, which can only be removed by a dental hygienist using specialized tools.
Obviously, early treatment of caries is essential if you want to enjoy a problem-free smile! At Northborough Family Dental, we use state-of-the-art technology like digital x-rays to help us identify disease in its early stages –before it damages your tooth.
Why We Choose Tooth-Colored Fillings
In the past, dental fillings were strictly restorative because they were either made of silver amalgam or flat-looking white material. Fortunately, dentistry has made some wonderful advances, and we now have access to high-quality materials like natural-looking composite resin.
This material is a composite of plastic and glass particles and is used to restore decayed teeth and improve the appearance of your smile. Dr. Moheban creates a seamless repair by custom shading the filling material to match surrounding dental enamel for a seamless repair.
However, composite fillings are more than an excellent esthetic choice. They also strengthen the tooth because the material is bonded directly to its structure. This process makes it possible to create durable fillings without compromising the remaining portion of the tooth.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Since tooth-colored fillings blend beautifully with your smile, they are also a conservative, affordable option for addressing certain smile flaws, including:
- Building up a chipped tooth
- Evening out gaps and spacing between teeth
- Repairing cracked or broken teeth
- Improving the shape of poorly proportioned teeth
Protecting Your Healthy Smile
If you brush and floss properly and see us routinely for exams and cleanings, you may never have to worry about getting a cavity. Semi-annual exams and cleaning appointments are your best defense against dental decay because they allow us to monitor your oral health on an ongoing basis.
When you keep your routine appointments, we can stay current with decay that may be developing and treat it before it becomes a significant problem that is involved and costly to treat.
Please Call Us to Arrange An Appointment
At Northborough Family Dental, our patients choose composite filings because of their clean and natural appearance. We prefer them because they are another tool we can use to improve your oral health and protect your smile conservatively.
If you are interested in learning more about tooth-colored fillings and how they can improve your smile, please call our office to schedule a convenient appointment so we can evaluate your needs.