Dental fillings are one of the many services we offer that are necessary to keep your teeth strong and healthy. At Gill Dental, your oral health is our top priority, but we do understand how important it is to have a beautiful smile, too. Restorative fillings not only protect and strengthen your teeth, but also keep your smile looking great.
Why You Need Dental Fillings
Fillings may seem like a pretty basic dental treatment, but they’re actually crucial for maintaining excellent oral health. No matter how well you take care of your teeth, at some point you may get a cavity. Once your tooth develops a cavity, we need to treat it as soon as possible to prevent it from spreading, causing more discomfort, and further damaging your tooth.
If not treated with a filling, the tooth will continue to decay and break down. Severe decay leads to periodontal (gum) disease, a serious oral and general health problem. Recent studies have shown that there’s a definite link between diseases of the mouth and overall health problems like heart and respiratory disease, diabetes, and stroke.
Our goal is to provide our patients with choices that are the most effective for their particular needs. We offer both tooth-colored and amalgam fillings, and we will help you decide which is the best choice for you.
The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
Amalgam (silver) fillings are very strong and most often used on back teeth that take a lot of abuse when you eat. But recently dental technology has also given us the option of choosing durable tooth-colored fillings to restore a damaged tooth. You may also hear these fillings referred to as composites or composite fillings. From a cosmetic perspective, the thing we really like about this material is that it can be shaded to match the exact color of your natural teeth – which means nobody ever needs to know that you've had a filling.
Also, when Dr. Gill places a composite fillings, he only needs to remove the decayed portion of the tooth. Since the filling material is bonded securely to your tooth, it will support the remaining tooth structure and help prevent breakage. It is our goal to preserve as much natural tooth structure as possible to keep your smile whole and healthy for many years.
Versatility of Tooth-Colored Fillings
Tooth-colored composites look so natural, we can use them to correct a number of cosmetic imperfections:
- Repair minor chips, cracks, or broken teeth
- Replace old deteriorating silver fillings
- Alter the shape of irregular teeth
- Fill uneven gaps between teeth
Customized Patient Care
At Gill Dental, we focus on making sure that you leave our office with healthier teeth than when you arrived. You are an individual with specific needs when it comes to your oral health care, and we spend all the time necessary to talk to you about your goals until we are both sure that we are providing the treatment that is most appropriate for you.
Please Contact Our Office
If you are interested in learning more about our patient-focused care or would like to schedule a dental exam and cleaning, please contact our Williams dental office. A friendly member of our team will be happy to schedule a convenient appointment.
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