If you have been lax about your oral health habits at home, or are failing to come see us every 3-6 months for a professional teeth cleaning and oral exam, it’s possible that you could have tooth decay developing in your mouth.
That’s just one of the many things that could be going awry in there. With any luck, if it is a cavity, it will still be early enough to stop the spreading damage with a conservative method like a dental filling. You wouldn’t want it to come to a root canal or extraction, if you can at all prevent these things. If it is already to that point, though, we’ll do our best to make it easy for you.
Reverse Tooth Decay With Dental Fillings
In the event that you do have any decay, we will start by removing it. Then that healthy tooth enamel that remains can be used to give a dental filling something to bond with so the filling stays firmly in place. That seals the hole, aka cavity, and prevents the spread of decay in that area.
This is an effective process for restoring oral health but the problem is that many dentists only offer those antiquated fillings that are made of metal and tend to ruin a perfectly good smile.
Lucky for you, we can do better than that.
Tooth-Colored Fillings Preserve Your Appearance
Way back when, the only options for fillings were to use gold or amalgam, the later being a mixture of various metals, including mercury. These produced a dark and harsh-looking filling.
There has been no scientific conclusion about the potential health risks associated with the mercury used in metallic fillings. That said, many patients want to avoid using it, and we are able to deliver something better for them.
Because we can remove decay and fill your cavity in with a composite resin that’s perfectly matched to your natural tooth color, you won’t have to deal with having mercury in your mouth or putting up with the look of metal on your otherwise white teeth.
Call Today For A Healthier Smile
We understand that life gets in the way. So, if you have been unable to see a dentist for quite some time, we will work with you to get your oral health on track.
It is easier than you might think to get back in the groove of scheduling regular checkups. And when you do, you can rest assured that we employ the most modern examination techniques, including the use of CariFree rinses and DIAGNOdent laser cavity detection. That way, we’ll be able to stay on top of any emerging issues that may arise in the future.
If you are ready to do away with dental decay and take back your smile with the help of tooth-colored fillings, call Dr. James C Ross in Novi, MI today at 248-697-2487 or contact us online to request an appointment.