Cavities can be a problem for anyone, even if you already take good care of your family's teeth. That's why it’s important to have regular dental exams and cleanings, practice good oral hygiene, and eat a healthy diet.
But even if you follow all these steps, you may still get a cavity. If you do, we need to take quick action by removing the decay and filling the tooth.
We use fillings all the time because they are the best method we have for saving a tooth damaged by decay. If we find a cavity when it is still small, we can usually fix it by using a filling. At Hobby Dental, we choose tooth-colored fillings for several reasons.
Reasons to Use Tooth-Colored Filings
Until recently, we didn’t have a lot of choices for filling teeth. But recent improvements in dental materials have provided us with tooth-colored fillings that are strong and durable.
Our patients really like these fillings because the material can be colored to match the shade of your own teeth. So unless you want to tell your friends, nobody will ever notice that you have a filling!
We also like to use tooth-colored fillings because we can protect more of the healthy part of your tooth. Only the decayed portion needs to be removed because we bond the filling directly onto your tooth. The filling then protects your natural tooth and helps to prevent breakage.
Improve the Appearance of Your Smile
Tooth-colored composites look so natural that we can also bond them to your teeth to fix many cosmetic flaws:
- Repair broken or cracked teeth
- Fill in minor chips
- Replace old, dark silver fillings
- Change the shape of your teeth
- Fill in spaces and large gaps between teeth
We don’t need to spend a lot of time preparing your teeth for dental bonding. Dr. Missonne carefully applies the filling material, then shapes and polishes it to blend perfectly with your own teeth. Bonding is a conservative, cost-effective way to fix cosmetic problems without making a big investment of time and money. The entire process can usually be completed in just one office visit.
Please Call Us to Make an Appointment
Having a cavity filled is a very simple procedure, and one that is necessary to protect your teeth and keep them healthy. You can always expect to be taken care of by professionals who want you to be as comfortable as possible.
It’s important for us to find cavities as soon as we can, so please call our Houston dental office to schedule your next exam and cleaning. If you have a toothache and need to see us right away, please give us a call. A friendly member of our team will make sure that we get you in to see us as soon as possible, usually the same day.