Tooth-Colored Fillings in Apex, NC
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What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?
One of the more common dental problems we encounter at Say Cheeze Dental is cavities, which develop over time as bacteria erode the tooth enamel. Previously, dental cavities were treated with a material called amalgam, which is a mixture of metals, like mercury or silver. Now we know that amalgam fillings don't adhere very well with the enamel, not to mention the fact that mercury comes with a number of health risks. At our dental office in Apex, NC, our team uses tooth-colored fillings made from a composite resin to fill and protect cavities. Our dentists can also remove metal fillings and replace them with composite resin fillings for a more reliable and better-looking cavity treatment.
What Can I Expect with Tooth-Colored Fillings?
Cavity treatments at Say Cheeze Dental are usually easy and quick. To start, the area surrounding the cavity will be numbed with a local anesthetic to minimize your discomfort. Our office also offers nitrous oxide sedation for patients who struggle with intense dental anxiety. Once you are ready, a member of our team will clear away the decayed enamel using a specialized drill that will be selected based on the location of the cavity and the extent of the damage. After the enamel is treated and the tooth is disinfected, the cavity will be filled with the composite resin material and set with a special light. Your dentist will then polish the filling material so it matches the shade and texture of your natural teeth.
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Correct Cavities with Tooth-Colored Fillings
Cavities are common and often start small enough, but if they aren't addressed early on, they have the potential to become much more complex (and expensive) to treat. At Say Cheeze Dental in Apex, NC, we're happy to address dental cavities with composite resin fillings. Our skilled team makes sure to match the shade of your natural teeth so you can have a healthy, beautiful smile. If you think you or a family member have tooth decay, contact our office to schedule a dental examination with one of our dental professionals today.