If you’ve ever seen a person laugh and noticed dark colored inlays on their teeth, that is probably a sign that they had a cavity filled. If you have been concerned about the state of your teeth, don't worry—with the help of Davis & Beyer Dental Health Professionals, your local restorative dentistry in Venice, FL, your smile can be rejuvenated and protected thanks tooth-colored fillings! When you choose this treatment, you get the best of both worlds: protection for your tooth and an attractive addition to your smile.
Filling a Cavity
A cavity is a very small hole in the enamel of a tooth that is beginning to become infected with bad bacteria. The earlier a cavity is treated by our restorative dentists, the better for your smile in the long-run. Without treatment, a cavity can grow and turn into major dental decay that could ultimately lead to tooth loss. Standard dental fillings are made of amalgam metal, which is durable and effective, but also dark in color and not very appealing.
A Better Option: Tooth-Colored Fillings
It’s a given that you should care about the overall health of your smile and avoid tooth infections. However, if you also care about the appearance of your smile, then you will want to know more about tooth-colored fillings. Also called white or cosmetics fillings, they are made of composite resin or porcelain (a high-end type of ceramic) that very closely matches the color of your teeth. It is smeared onto the surface of the tooth after the cavity is cleaned, and solidified in place using a curing light.
A Restored, Healthy, and Beautiful Smile
The purpose of restorative dentistry is to return your smile to its original condition. The priority for your Venice, FL, dentist is to ensure that your teeth are protected and guarded against future tooth decay. Having a filling placed will ensure that your tooth is restored and healthy again!
Call for Treatment
If you are concerned about the state of your smile, call (941) 488-1075 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Charles Davis, Dr. Brent Beyer, or Dr. Frank Lewicki at their office in Venice, FL.