what are tooth-colored fillings?
Cavities are a very common dental issue that happens when bacteria attack your enamel. Amalgam material was what cavities were filled with back in the day, which had a variety of metals inside, such as silver or mercury. At Theodore E Dando DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Hamburg, PA, we know that amalgam fillings don't fuse very well with the enamel and the mercury may be dangerous to your overall health. Our dental office offers tooth-colored fillings made from a composite resin to fill and protect cavities. We can also remove metal fillings and replace them with composite resin fillings for a safer and more attractive treatment of cavities.
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what are the benefits of tooth-colored fillings?
At Theodore E Dando DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we make sure that our fillings can work for a variety of issues with your teeth, including sealing the decayed areas and fixing cracks or worn-down enamel. Since the composite resin is tinted to match your teeth, tooth-colored fillings can be used on both the front and back teeth for a seamless result. If you have metal fillings, talk to our Hamburg, PA office about getting them taken out and replaced with composite resin.
what should you expect from dental fillings?
Once we’ve decided that a tooth-colored filling is what is needed to solve the issue, it is an easy process that we work through at Theodore E Dando DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry to get it fixed. The treatment area will be numbed with a local anesthetic to minimize discomfort. Stronger sedation methods can be considered if you have any anxieties or fears to help keep you relaxed. After you're ready, the decayed enamel can be cleared away using a special drill that our professionals will choose based on where the cavity is located and the amount of decay that's present. Once the enamel is cleared away and the area is cleaned, the space will be filled with the composite resin and set with a special light. Our team will polish the dental filling so it matches your other teeth. Contact our Hamburg, PA office if you suspect you have a cavity that needs to be filled.
How does treatment for tooth decay help?
Treatment for tooth decay with a tooth-colored filling makes sure that your decay doesn’t turn into a more serious problem. If left untreated, tooth decay can cause you to have to remove the tooth completely or result in more advanced gum issues. After the procedure, you might have some sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures for several days. You may use nonprescription pain medication to minimize discomfort. If your filling feels high or uneven, please call our Hamburg, PA office. Your tooth-colored filling can be kept clean by following a regular home care routine with daily flossing and brushing. At your annual exam, our team at Theodore E Dando DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry will assess your filling to determine if it needs to be replaced or repaired at any point.
Will Insurance Cover tooth-colored fillings?
Your dental insurance may cover your composite resin filling in full or partly. Our financial team at Theodore E Dando DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry will discuss your policy with your insurance to understand your coverage. If you don't have insurance, that's alright. We want each of our Hamburg, PA area patients to get the dental care they need. We accept various payment methods and can help you apply for CareCredit®.
fight against decay with the right tools
Our dental team at Theodore E Dando DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry will work hard to ensure that your cavity is treated with a tooth-colored filling before it advances into a larger issue. We will make sure that the tooth-colored filling matches the natural shade of your tooth so that you can have a healthy and stunning smile. If you think you or a family member have tooth decay, contact our Hamburg, PA to schedule a dental examination.