You had cavities years ago, but there’s something that has always bothered you.
While your metal fillings have worked fine, they still make you a little self-conscious about your teeth. When people ask you to smile for a picture, you keep your lips pressed together. When you meet someone for the first time, you get a little nervous about speaking. You’ve seen people become distracted by the metal shine coming from your mouth.
Lately, you’ve noticed your tooth is a little more sensitive as well.
To us, these sound like great reasons to visit the office of Jennifer Perkins, DDS, in Huntsville, AL. We offer tooth fillings that match the color of your teeth while still protecting against further decay.
Call 256-801-0002 to make an appointment or to learn more.
Know The Purpose Of Fillings
Metal fillings have been around for a long time because they do two things very well:
- They let you bite and chew comfortably.
- They protect against further decay.
These are both important for your oral health and for the function of your teeth. Over time, however, filings do wear out. They can become chipped. They can crack. They can wear down. They may begin to separate from your tooth or even fall out.
In those situations, you should replace your old fillings so they can continue to do the job they are intended to do. Bacteria that cause cavities can get into the small spaces created by those chips and cracks, and brushing your teeth may not allow you to clean them out.
As part of your regular dental checkups, we will keep an eye on the condition of your fillings. Any time we notice potential problems, we will let you know. This way you can replace your fillings when needed.
Get More With Composite Fillings
As we noted above, metal fillings can be distracting and cause some people to feel anxious in social and professional situations. You don’t want to feel that way, your fillings shouldn’t make you uncomfortable.
Using a composite resin, you can get tooth-colored fillings at our office. When complete, these fillings match the natural color of your teeth and they blend in with the rest of your smile. These fillings still let you eat normally and protect against decay. They just have an added cosmetic benefit that you won’t get from metal fillings.
Getting our white fillings is a simple process that can be completed in a single appointment. We add the resin, let it cure, and polish it so you can’t tell where the filling ends and the tooth begins. You won’t need to have impressions made to get this kind of filling, and they have minimal impact on your tooth.
Don’t Let Cavities Steal Your Smile
More than 90 percent of people will develop cavities. That doesn’t mean you have to let decay spoil your smile for life. With white tooth fillings from Dr. Perkins’s office, you can protect your teeth and preserve your smile for many years to come.