What are Dental Fillings?
Dental fillings are used when cavities are found in the mouth. When these cavities are removed by Dr. Menser, fillings are placed in the affected area to restore the tooth's structure and integrity. These fillings are made of advanced, tooth-colored composite resin. They are designed specifically to keep the tooth from experiencing further decay as well as the spreading of the cavity.
Reasons to Get Dental Fillings
Composite fillings are used to restore teeth which have decayed, broken, or are misshapen. However, they have not been damaged extensively enough to necessitate a crown or extraction. When tooth decay has been found, Dr. Menser will remove the decayed portion of the tooth, and restore it with filling material.
When teeth have broken or are suffering from tooth decay, it can be difficult to eat correctly. Fillings restore proper function to your teeth, allowing you to chew normally. These fillings also ensure that particles don't become stuck in the crevices of deep cavities or broken teeth.
A filling may not be a viable option when the cavity is too large or too close to the root. Here at Safari Dental, we will assess the teeth affected to determine the best possible treatment for you.
Invasive Treatments for Cavities
In some instances, your cavities may not hurt because there are no nerves on the tooth's surface. If there is an active invasion of bacteria in your tooth, the cavity can spread to other teeth, while also going deeper inside the weaker part of your tooth all the way to the nerve.
When the cavity reaches this deep into the tooth, a dental filling may not be enough. Instead, you may require more invasive treatment like a root canal. If you see dark spots on your teeth, you likely have cavities that need to be repaired and should call Safari Dental right away. Contact our friendly staff and schedule your consultation with Dr. Menser.
Learn More About Veneers
A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain or composite resin which is bonded to the front of your tooth. Veneers are a simple and quick solution to fixing a number of aesthetic problems. These include chipped, worn, crooked, misshapen, discolored or spaced teeth.
Typically there is little or no removal of the existing tooth structure before the placement of the veneer. These veneers can provide patients, even those with healthy teeth, with a more beautiful smile.
Some patients choose veneers to make smaller alterations or to change a tooth's shape, size, and/or color. After a consultation, Dr. Menser will be able to identify the cosmetic improvements needed to give you your ideal smile. Contact our friendly staff to schedule your visit today.
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