For hundreds of years, a dental filling has been the simplest way for a dentist to cure a tooth that needs restoration. Even with exceptional oral health and care, sometimes a cavity is unavoidable. When this happens, the best treatment for this tooth may be a tooth-colored dental filling.
To determine if you need a filling, our Fitchburg dentist, Dr. James Tauschek, will first perform an oral exam that includes digital X-rays. If the X-ray shows that one or more of your teeth require a filling, we will pursue protecting your teeth in that way.
If you’re concerned you may have a cavity and are in need of a dental filling, please contact Maple Grove Dental today by calling (608) 588-8598.
Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
If a filling seems to be the best course of action to correct your damaged tooth, our dentist will first prepare the tooth for the cavity. After removing the decayed or fractured tooth structure, our dentist will fill in the remaining tooth and sculpt it so the filling fits in perfectly with your bite and smile.
In the past, all fillings were made of a metal amalgam, whereas now, our Fitchburg dentist is proud to offer composite fillings that are tooth-colored and safe for use. While the debate is still up in the air, there is the possibility of mercury leaking into the body through amalgam fillings, whereas composite fillings do not come with this risk. On top of that, there are many benefits of using tooth-colored, composite fillings, including the following:
- They blend in with the color of your teeth and your smile
- No chance of mercury leakage
- Less chance of sensitivity
- Less chance of cracking or expanding over time
- No chance of the filling altering the color of your remaining tooth
Schedule Your Appointment Today
There is nothing we can stress more than to move quickly if you believe there may be something wrong with one of your teeth. Coming in for biannual dental hygiene exams is the best way for us to detect problem areas early, but, if you feel pain, sensitivity, or discomfort in any of your teeth, please call us today. Our Fitchburg dentist offers you a warm and inviting dental office coupled with his decades of experience to ease your nerves. We want you to be as comfortable and as healthy as possible, so please call Maple Grove Dental today at (608) 588-8598.