Treatment of tooth decay with tooth-colored fillings for an aesthetic and healthy approach to oral care
- Posted on: Jan 15 2019
At the practice of Dr. John Highsmith, patients in and around the community of Clyde, NC can achieve a healthy, beautiful smile with routine dental services. In addition to cosmetic and restorative dentistry, our professionals also provide restorative care and general dentistry services such as dental fillings for patients who have developed areas of decay.
What are dental fillings?
Fillings are restorative methods of treatment for patients who have an area of tooth decay. Tooth decay can cause holes in the teeth that can trap bacteria. When left undiagnosed and untreated, they can cause sensitivity and pain. At this point, it is crucial that patients work with their dentist to have their condition evaluated, diagnosed, and treated, oftentimes with a dental filling.
Filling options at the practice of Dr. John Highsmith
At our practice, we work hard to ensure that every procedure is aesthetic to the smile. This is why we offer solutions for tooth decay including composite resin bonding fillings. These fillings use a safe and biocompatible material that matches the color of natural tooth enamel, ensuring seamless integration. Patients with these fillings feel confident knowing that their fillings are not noticeable by others when they eat, speak, smile, or laugh. We typically avoid placing fillings made of silver amalgam or metal because of their appearance in the smile.
How long do fillings take?
When an area of decay is found in the smile, our dentist will assess the severity and then educate the patient on the procedure that needs to be done. Once the patient has approved to move forward with the filling of the cavity, the entire treatment is done in just one appointment. Many patients find the process to be comfortable, though we do offer proper sedation and anesthetic techniques for patients who desire them. We can walk patients through the process to help them better understand what is being performed during the procedure.
Interested in learning about tooth decay treatment options?
Contact Dr. John Highsmith today to discuss dental fillings for cavities. His practice is located at 78 Nelson Street in Clyde, NC and can be reached by calling (828) 627-9282.
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