Tooth Colored Fillings at Sweet Hart Dental
If you’ve suffered from cavities, you’re not alone. In fact, about 91% of Americans have had cavities in their permanent teeth in a recent year. Cavities are the most common dental problem, but it’s crucial to have them treated before they can spread.
Dr. Hart in Pembroke Pines, FL provides tooth-colored fillings which restore the strength to your teeth while blending in with their natural color. Learn more about how our fillings can effectively treat your cavities.
How Are Cavities Caused?
When you chew any type of bread, including pasta, cake, or sandwich rolls, it breaks down into sugar which clings to your teeth. If this sugar lingers long enough, it attracts bacteria which feed on it, eventually turning to plaque. When plaque is left on your teeth it can harden into tartar, and bacteria that feed on the tartar will continue to eat through your enamel until it’s removed.
Benefits of Tooth-colored Fillings
Tooth-colored fillings have become the new standard, especially since silver amalgam fillings have caused health concerns for a lot of patients. These tooth-colored fillings provide advantages that strengthen your teeth and improve your aesthetics. These benefits include:
They Match the Color of Your Smile
The main reason these filings are designed to be the same color as your teeth is purely aesthetic. We want them to blend in with your smile, so you never have to worry about a filling standing out and being obvious to onlookers. This will improve your look while treating your cavities.
The Fillings Strengthen Your Tooth
Durability is important to your teeth, and when a tooth has cavities, it weakens the durability and structure of the tooth. As a result, the tooth may be painful or its functionality may suffer as you try to eat and speak.
Our fillings leave no empty space in your tooth because they completely fill the cavities that threaten it. The result is fully-functional teeth that can withstand the pressure of biting.
What to Expect From Your Appointment
Fillings are a relatively simple procedure that will typically take only one visit to complete. After Dr. Hart and her team remove decay from your mouth, she’ll let you choose from multiple shades to find one that best matches the color of your teeth.
Dr. Hart may use a curing light to harden the filling and will end the session by polishing it to a smooth finish. The result will be fully-restored teeth that allow you to eat all your favorite foods.
Fillings Are an Investment In Your Oral Health
If you’re considering the cost of fillings, it’s important to realize that they typically last for at least five years, making them an investment into your smile. If left untreated, your cavities will very likely expand and spread, wreaking havoc on your smile and causing pain and discomfort.
Ultimately, neglecting a cavity will lead to far more costly problems in the future.
Count On Dr. Hart to Fill Your Cavities and Restore Your Smile
By keeping up with your biannual dental appointments, you’ll ensure that cavities are found before they can lead to further problems. Our exams are thorough, and we’ll let you know if we see signs of cavities during your visit. Dr. Hart takes pride in offering the safest and most effective treatments for her patients. Contact us today for high-quality, gentle solutions to your dental concerns — we look forward to seeing you.