We don’t mean to scare you, but it’s entirely possible that you could have tooth decay developing in your mouth right now, especially if it’s been a while since you’ve had a dental cleaning and exam. That’s the bad news. The good news is that, if there is a cavity, it might still be early enough to stop the spreading damage with a conservative method like a dental filling. Keep reading to hear more about our modern tooth-colored fillings and then be sure to call us at 248-697-2487 to request your next dental appointment in Novi, MI.
Treat Tooth Decay With A Dental Filling
The first thing that will happen here when you have decay is our team gently 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 further spread of decay in that region. This has been an effective method for restoring oral health but the problem is that many dentists still offer those old-fashioned fillings that are made of metal and tend to ruin an otherwise great-looking smile. We won’t do that to you at our office, though, we promise.
Tooth-Colored Fillings Save Your Looks
In earlier eras of dentistry, 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 awkward-looking filling. The scientific jury is still out about the potential health risks associated with the mercury used in metallic fillings. Even so, most patients prefer to avoid using it, and we are able to deliver something better for them.
We can remove decay and fill your cavity in with a composite resin that’s perfectly matched to your natural tooth color, so you won’t have to deal with having mercury in your mouth or putting up with the look of metal on your white teeth.
Call Today To Get BAck On Track
Having a cavity isn’t ideal but it isn’t the end of the world, either. If you have been away for a while, it is easier than you might think to get back in the groove of scheduling regular checkups. Once you do that, you can bet that we will utilize the most modern examination techniques, including the use of CariFree rinses and DIAGNOdent laser cavity detection. Together, we’ll be able to stay on top of any emerging issues that may come your way. To 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 easy appointment.