Dr. Burton’s Tooth Colored Cavity Treatments
You may have noticed some increased sensitivity or maybe some uncharacteristically bad breath. Or perhaps you already know for sure that you are dealing with some level of tooth decay. If that is the case, you won’t want to waste any time before you get Dr. Burton involved. As the resident smile specialist in our Clearwater, FL dentist’s office, you can bet that he has the tools, training, and technology to quickly restore the health of your smile. There is so much at stake, you wouldn’t want to trust your oral health to anybody else.
Keep reading to hear more about what we can do for you if a cavity should ever appear, and then be sure to get in touch with our team to schedule your restorative dentistry appointment at Clearwater Dental Associates!
We Can Help!
Here’s what we’ll do: we will pace a simple filling to save your smile and to save your bank account from more unpleasant and costly procedures later on.
Our Fillings Are Better Than Ever!
Traditionally, dentists have used a mix of mercury and other metals called amalgam for fillings. The effectiveness of such treatments has never been in doubt. Still, there have been various complaints about the metal itself, over the decades. And that only makes sense.
Most noticeably, amalgam is anything but discreet and so it is a stark contrast against your otherwise bright white smile. Additionally, conventional fillings can actually make your tooth more vulnerable to fracture and cause damage to the nearby healthy tooth structures.
Lucky for you, Dr. Burton can do better.
Our team now uses a newer, safer, and more aesthetically pleasing material for fillings: composite.
Composite consists of a blend of resins that lends itself well to the appearance of your natural teeth. Unlike metal, they will look and feel like they actually belong in your mouth.
In addition to being able to fill a cavity very discreetly, composite resin also has superior bonding properties that allow for much more durability.
Don’t worry, getting a tooth-colored filling is a simple and pain-free experience at our Clearwater practice. We will begin by numbing the area in question. And if you are anxious about the procedure, we have options for relaxing you.
Next, we will clean the cavity by removing the decayed tissue. After the cavity has been cleaned, we will apply the putty-like composite resin material in thin layers. We will shape these layers to match the surface of your tooth.
Lastly, we will harden the resin with a high-intensity light and polish it to match the sheen of your natural tooth. That’s all there is to it. Then you’ll get to take your fresh, clean mouth, and your healthy smile home with you.
Take The Next Step!
We hope you have been inspired by today’s post. If you think that you have a cavity and need a dental filling, contact Clearwater Dental Associates right away! Our direct line is (727) 373-6628. Dr. Burton will get you smiling again soon!