So, still today, patients still present, and still have cavities in teeth. That's part of what we deal with every day. What's really nice about the tooth-colored fillings that we do is that they're bonded to the teeth, so we don't have to remove any more tooth structure than we need to to place it. We can remove the decay very conservatively, and then replace it with a tooth-colored material, which patients want. I don't have many patients who come in and request, " Hey, let's try to put that silver filling in there," anymore. They know the tooth-colored materials are out there. They're very good, so that's what we do, pretty much 100%.
Tooth fillings are the most common dental restoration. But that doesn’t mean our Nashua, NH dentists haven’t put a lot of thought into them.
We use fillings made of sturdy, tooth-colored resin composite instead of traditional metal fillings. That’s because resin fillings offer so many benefits. Among them:
- Natural appearance. Resin fillings are practically invisible in your mouth. No more gray or black fillings to mar your smile!
- Less modification of teeth. Our doctors don’t need to remove as much tooth structure to place a resin filling. So you are less likely to need a more extensive restoration like a dental crown in the future.
- No health concerns. While there is no conclusive proof, some studies have linked the mercury used in amalgam fillings to health problems.
If you think you need a tooth filling, call Nashua Family Dentistry at 603-546-7460.
Preventing Further Dental Damage
If we find a cavity during your regular dental exam, we’ll want to place a tooth filling right away. We pride ourselves on our flexibility, which allows us to deal with dental issues right away instead of making you schedule a second appointment.
Cavities can quickly become a much larger area of decay. If that happens, you’ll need a more complex and costly restoration like a dental inlay or onlay, or even a dental crown. So tooth fillings can save you time, hassle, and expense.
You Won’t Feel Pain with Our Tooth Fillings
Because a tooth filling sometimes involves the soft pulp inside your tooth, we’ll thoroughly numb the area with a local anesthetic. We never want you to feel any discomfort! To further soothe you, we can offer:
- Music to distract you while we work
And if you’re feeling especially anxious about the procedure, we can use dental sedation to completely relax you.