Mercury-Free Cavity Treatments
Welcome back to the Dores Dental blog. We hope that you are enjoying these last weeks of 2015. If you want to see your Longmeadow, MA dentist in time to use up the last of your insurance benefits, you had better hurry!
We know that things move fast, especially this time of year. That’s why we try to make it as simple as possible for you to keep your mouth healthy and your smile looking radiant.
The Dores Dental team is ready to address all of your needs as they arise. One of the solutions we can provide is restorative dentistry. This involves addressing the state of affairs in your mouth if certain things have gone off-course.
One of the primary concerns we take care of in that realm is cavities. Any level of decay is bad, but when we catch cavities early enough they can be easily treated with a dental filling from Dores Dental.
Your health is too important to ignore. Besides, a filling is a lot more pleasant than a root canal or extraction down the road.
Times Have Changed For Dentists
For as long as anyone can remember, cavities have been treated by dentists with the help of silver dental fillings.
Conventional fillings worked effectively, but they did raise a few concerns, and they looked unnatural on top of your teeth.
The good news is that, at Dores Dental, we now use invisible, mercury-free dental fillings to tackle cavities.
Mercury-Free Is The Way To Be
Did you know that the silver amalgam that goes into conventional fillings is actually a paste comprised of mercury along with other metals?
True story! This explains why these old style fillings look so weird in your mouth.
Mercury-free fillings, by contrast, are made of composite resin, glass ionomer or ceramic, which means that these fillings are tooth-colored, biocompatible materials that contain no mercury or other metals.
Plus, these modern era fillings allow for improved durability by bonding directly to your tooth structure. The previously used process actually weakened your tooth and left it more vulnerable to fracture.
Tooth-Colored Fillings For A Better Look
At Dores Dental, these newfangled fillings can be placed in just one quick and easy appointment.
Your Longmeadow dentist will first isolate the tooth in question while protecting the rest of your mouth with a rubber dam. Then, we will clean the tooth, remove all signs of decay, and re-shape it.
The proper shade of composite resin is then mixed to match your teeth and is applied to the tooth in question layer by layer.
During the process, each layer is hardened by special light.
In the end, your filling is trimmed, adjusted, and polished.
After that, you will be sent home with a fresh, clean mouth that is free of cavities and also free of mercury!
We Can Quickly Restore Your Smile
Now that you know what we can accomplish, why put off cavity treatment any longer?