It’s been years, but something is different. That metal filling you got to treat a cavity has turned black.
This can and does happen with amalgam fillings over time. Instead of having a slightly distracting metal glint when you smile, you now have a dark spot that looks about as bad as your cavity did all those years ago.
Now that you’ve seen it for yourself, you’re a little embarrassed to let other people see your dark filling. You wish you could get a tooth filling that matched the color of your smile. As it turns out, you can. Just make an appointment at Edgewood Dental Care in Edgewood, KY. Call 859-474-7830 today to make an appointment.
Another Way To Treat Decay
No one wants cavities, yet more than 90 percent of people in the United States will develop tooth decay, according to the Centers for Disease Control. To put it mildly, most people will have at least one cavity at some point in their lives.
Metal fillings have a long history because they can do some important things. First and foremost, they can fill the cavity and restore the function of your tooth. Being able to bite and chew without pain is a good thing. Second, they protect the tooth against further decay.
Today, metal isn’t the only option for fillings. Composite resin offers those same benefits for you.
We’ve used this to make filling for countless patients in and around Edgewood, KY. They are fast, simple, and effective, which makes them a wonderful option whether you are replacing an old filling or need to fill a new cavity.
Reviving Your Smile
Metal fillings can last a while, but they also pose a few concerns. Those concerns come from the cosmetic issues we alluded to in the opening of today’s post.
Even when they are brand new, gold or amalgam fillings can be distracting. Having metal on your teeth doesn’t blend in with the rest of your smile. That can make many people self-conscious about letting others see their teeth.
The composite resin we use for our tooth-colored fillings can be shaded and polished so it looks like part of your tooth. You don’t need to call attention to the fact that you had a cavity. Instead, you can restore the normal function of your tooth as well as the natural appearance of your smile.
This can help you feel more confident when meeting someone new or just attending social or professional events. Cavities are pretty common, but they don’t need to spoil your smile for the rest of your life.
Come See Us
We encourage good oral hygiene habit to reduce your risk of cavities and decay. We also know that cavities are incredibly common, and you are likely to need a tooth filling eventually.
If that time comes for you or someone you care about, keep Edgewood Dental Care in mind. We want to restore your oral health along with your healthy smile. Contact us online or call 859-474-7830 and request an appointment.