In the past (and in many dental offices still today) the only way to fill a cavity was with unsightly metal. Thankfully, with advances in dental techniques and technology, we are able to fill cavities with a tooth-colored resin material that blends in seamlessly with your natural teeth!
Not only are metal fillings unattractive, but may contain trace amounts of toxic mercury, and tend to expand and contract with changes in temperature, making them unstable. The benefits of tooth-colored fillings versus metal amalgam fillings are:
Tooth decay, or dental caries is the number one most common chronic disease among children in America, and affects adults more than most patients realize. Tooth decay happens when sugar and plaque is allowed to remain on the teeth and turns into acid that breaks down tooth enamel.
Don’t let tooth decay go untreated because it will only get worse, and can cause toothaches, infections, and even tooth loss. In children, tooth decay can cause not only oral health problems, but can make it difficult to pay attention and learn.
The good news is, tooth decay is entirely preventable. You can prevent tooth decay by minimizing sugary and acidic foods and beverages in your diet, and maintaining a strict oral hygiene routine, as well as your regular visits to Spring Creek Dentistry. We want to help you keep your natural teeth as healthy as possible for a lifetime of happy, healthy smiles.
At Spring Creek Dentistry, we are proud to offer a comprehensive mix of services to provide all of your family’s dental needs under one roof. We have four amazing doctors and an outstanding team who can’t wait to meet you.