ABOUT TOOTH-COLORED FILLINGS
Dental cavities are a common problem that are created when bacteria attack your dental enamel. In the earlier years of dental care, cavities were filled with amalgam material, which is a mixture of metals, like mercury or silver. Now we know that amalgam fillings do not adhere very well with the teeth and that mercury can be hazardous to your general health. At Dallas Dental Concierge, Dr. Melisa Christian uses tooth-colored fillings made with composite resin to fill cavities and protect the tooth. Dr. Christian can also remove metal fillings and apply tooth-colored fillings for a safer and more attractive treatment of cavities. If you live in Highland Park or the Knox District of Dallas, TX, reach out to our office and schedule your appointment.
HOW ARE THEY DONE?
Getting a filling with composite resin at Dallas Dental Concierge is typically a simple procedure. The treatment area will be numbed with a local anesthetic to help you feel more comfortable. Stronger sedation methods may be considered for any anxieties or fears to help keep you relaxed during the treatment. Once you're prepared, the decayed enamel can be treated using a special drill that Dr. Christian will select based upon the location of the cavity and the amount of decay. Once the enamel is removed and the tooth is cleaned, the cavity will be filled with a composite resin material and set with a special light. Dr. Christian will then polish the filling so it matches your other teeth.
SEAMLESS SMILE SOLUTIONS
Cavities may be a common issue that affects many people, but it's still important to have them treated before they become a more expensive concern. At Dallas Dental Concierge, small areas of tooth decay can be treated with composite resin fillings. Dr. Christian makes sure to match the color of your teeth so you get a healthy, attractive smile. If you think you or a family member have tooth decay, contact our office to schedule an exam with Dr. Christian.