Treatments For Cavities Are Better Than Ever
Welcome back to the Dores Dental blog!
We are happy to provide you with good dentistry related information in this online format. We also would be happy to take care of you in-person should you ever need a dentist in Longmeadow, MA.
We know that life is busy, especially with the holidays looming. That’s why we try to make it as convenient as possible for you to receive comprehensive dental solutions.
One of the things we can do for you is handle all of your restorative dental needs. This involves bringing back the health and beauty of your smile if certain things have gone awry. The main concern that we are enlisted to address in that realm is tooth decay.
If you ran wild with Halloween candy last month and got a bit lax with your hygiene habits, you may have inadvertently fed the bacteria that causes cavities. As your Longmeadow dentist, we would never say that any sort of decay is not a big deal. But, seriously, if caught early enough, we can restore the health of your smile easily and quickly through one of our pain-free filling procedures.
Things Are Not Like They Used To Be
For decades, cavities have been effectively treated by dentists with the help of silver dental fillings. These old school fillings worked well enough, but they did raise a few concerns, and they looked out of place (to put it kindly) on top of your teeth.
Lucky for you, at Dores Dental, we now use invisible, mercury-free dental fillings to get the job done.
Mercury-Free For Me
The silver amalgam that goes into conventional fillings is actually a paste comprised of mercury along with a few other metals. This explains why these old time fillings look like grey-black blobs in your mouth.
Mercury-free fillings, on the other hand, 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.
What’s more, these forward-looking fillings allow for improved durability by bonding directly to your tooth structure. The old process actually weakened your tooth and left it more likely to fracture.
Dores Dental Delivers Tooth-Colored Fillings
In our Longmeadow, MA dentist’s office, these new and improved fillings can be placed in just one hassle-free appointment.
Our team will first isolate the tooth in question while protecting the rest of your mouth with a rubber dam. Next, we will clean the tooth, remove all signs of decay, and re-shape it. Just the right shade of composite resin is then mixed to match your teeth and is applied to the tooth in question layer by layer.
Throughout the process, each layer is hardened by special light.
Finally, your filling is trimmed, adjusted, and polished.
Then you will be turned loose with a fresh, clean mouth that is free of decay and also free of ay telltale signs of cavity-treatment.