We Offer Fillings That Blend With Your Smile

greenville fillingsWhen your tooth begins to hurt, we hope you will schedule a visit so we examine it and treat the underlying causes, which could be tooth decay. When treating cavities, we not only offer a filling, we provide one that can blend with your smile. In today’s blog, your Greenville, TX, dentist talks about our lifelike dental fillings!

The Signs You Need A Dental Filling

If you make time for a dental checkup every six months, then we will likely catch your decay in the earliest stages of demineralization, when the enamel begins to weaken, which means we can take action before you develop painful symptoms! Otherwise, you may not know you need treatment until your tooth begins to feel sensitive as you eat or drink, or until you have a toothache that does not subside after a day or two. At this point, the decay is in a more advanced stage and treatment is vital for avoiding worsening pain due to an infection. Our team can help preserve your tooth and stop discomfort with a dental filling.

Placing a Lifelike Restoration

Our fillings are made from biocompatible composite resin, a blend of glass-like and acrylic particles that can be color matched for your tooth, and is safe for patients of all ages. We even use this in dental bonding procedures to mask common cosmetic imperfections. The placement process involves our team numbing your tooth so you are comfortable as we remove the decay and clean the structure. We then apply the prepared material in several layers, and sculpt these layers as the composite resin cures beneath a light. The final step is to polish the tooth for a more lifelike appearance. The entire process can be done in one visit, so you enjoy instant relief from painful toothaches and a lowered risk of infection.

Taking Steps to Avoid Cavities

You can take actions to help lower your risk of cavities and the need for fillings. For example, be sure you see our team for a checkup and cleaning every six months, so we can watch for the early warning signs, and remove the plaque and tartar that can weaken enamel. At home, try to brush twice a day for two minutes with a fluoride toothpaste, and floss every evening. These actions help remove the food and drink particles that could feed bacteria and cause enamel erosion. Try to reduce the amount of sugar in your diet too! If you have any questions, then give us a call today.

Schedule a Visit for Our Tooth-Colored Restorations Today

To stop tooth decay and improve smile beauty, we can place a lifelike dental restoration in one visit. Ask your dentist about our custom dental restorations today by calling Smith Family Dentistry in Greenville, TX, today at 903-455-5750.