Your Dental Fillings Could Help Hide Your Cavities
During the holiday season, many a singer has sung about wanting a white Christmas. But what about having a white smile? That can be difficult if you have metal dental fillings in your teeth.
You can change that with tooth-colored fillings at Hubbard & Leath Dental. Our dentists are based in Rochester Hills, MI, but our patients come from Auburn Hills, Troy, and everywhere in between.
Why We Use Tooth-Colored Fillings
Tooth decay is a widespread and common oral health issue. More than 90 percent of people will have at least one cavity during their lives. That means if you made a list of 20 people, statistics would predict that 18 or 19 would have a cavity at some point.
Treating cavities is pretty straightforward. First, the tooth decay is removed from your tooth and a filling material is used to restore the shape and function of our tooth. Fillings also provide protection against the bacteria that cause cavities.
You can accomplish those things with gold, amalgam, and our tooth-colored fillings.
Gold fillings are the most expensive for pretty obvious reasons. Amalgam fillings are a less expensive alternative to gold. Amalgam is made with a blend of mercury with copper, silver, tin, or some combination of those last three.
You are having metal placed in your teeth with either gold or amalgam fillings. Depending on the location of your cavity, that can be a real distraction for other people.
Our tooth-colored fillings are made of a composite resin. This resin is made to match the natural color of teeth. When it hardens, it looks like a natural part of your tooth. As a result, these composite fillings also provide a cosmetic benefit by restoring the appearance of your smile.
At Hubbard & Leath Dental, we want our patients to feel confident and comfortable sharing their smiles. Everybody you meet doesn’t need to know that you had a cavity.
Call 248.266.2528 to schedule an appointment to get a tooth-colored filling.
Is It Time To Replace Your Old Dental Filling?
As nice as it would be, dental fillings are not permanent. They can last for several years with proper care, but over time things can happen.
Fillings wear down.
Fillings get chipped.
Fillings separate from teeth.
And in worst case scenarios, fillings fall out.
Any of those problems can leave your tooth exposed to the bacteria that cause tooth decay in a place that can’t be cleaned with a toothbrush.
That’s also a reason you should continue coming to Hubbard & Leath Dental for routine cleanings and examinations. During your visit, we can check the condition of your fillings so you will know when it’s time to replace them.
No matter what kind of dental fillings you have, we can replace them with our tooth-colored fillings.
Schedule a cleaning today if you don’t already have an appointment for your next one.
Are There Other Uses For Composite Fillings?
Yes, there are other uses for the composite resin that we use in our fillings.
As people, we put our teeth through a lot. The things that we eat naturally wear down our teeth over time. Our teeth are more likely to become worn down by the harder and crunchier foods that we eat.
Acidic foods and drinks (some examples include citrus fruits and juices, soft drinks, and sour candies) can eat away at the enamel on your teeth. Enamel is the hardest substance on the human body. It helps us eat, but it also protects the most sensitive parts of our teeth.
Many people also have some bad habits, like nail-biting or opening things with their teeth, which can cause additional problems.
Those harder foods, as well as injuries and accidents, can cause chips and cracks in our teeth as well.
The good news is we can repair worn down, chipped, and cracked teeth with our composite resin if you come to Hubbard & Leath Dental for your treatment. You can rebuild your teeth and restore your smile at the same time.
Filling In Your Smile
No one wants to get a cavity, but most of us will at one time or another. When you do, come to our dentist office in Rochester Hills for a tooth-colored filling and no one will be the wiser.