April 17, 2017
Let’s talk about cavities. Here’s how it happens: you consume sugar in your food. That sugar feeds the dangerous oral bacteria that causes tooth decay. That decay begins to take over your tooth through a small hole that tries to expand. This hole is the start of a cavity. And left undiagnosed or untreated, it will continue to grow and eat away at your tooth. And that won’t be good for you! But if you are a regular visitor to our Boone, NC dentist’s office, Dr. Airey will be able to address any issues like this before they get out of control. We’d rather set you up with a modern dental filling than have to bring you in for a root canal or an extraction later! Keep reading to hear about the way we actually administer fillings in the modern era, and then be sure to schedule your next appointment with us!
Dental Fillings: A Tried & True Treatment
Seriously, when you visit the dentist every 3-6 months, our team will be able to detect the emergence of tooth decay and work to stop it before it ever gets to runs wild.We will treat the problem with dental fillings, which will prevent the worst from happening to you. This is because fillings work to fill the hole, protecting it from further decay.
Dentists have traditionally used fillings full of silver amalgam, which is a paste composed of mercury along with a few other metals. For decades, these were considered a patient’s best bet for preserving teeth. After all, it was the only thing we had to work with.
But they bothered people with metal allergies and they never looked particularly good in your mouth. That’s why Dr. Airey now provides a new and improved dental filling that will look and feel great in your mouth.
Mercury-Free Is The Way To Be
You will happy to know that, here at Appalachian Dental Care, we use mercury-free fillings instead of the old-fashioned heavy metal kind. These are made of a composite resin that allows us to match it to your own tooth-color, preventing anyone from knowing that you’ve had cavities. Plus, there are other advantages of composite resin fillings.
These fillings require minimal removal of healthy tooth structure when the process starts. What’s more, they are made from a very strong material, so they are built to last, restoring natural functioning to your teeth for years to come.
It’s All About You!
We are here to be your partner for oral health, so if you ever feel as though something is amiss in your mouth, always remember that we are standing by to restore the health of your smile.
There’s no reason to ever let tooth decay get away from you. Our fillings are subtle, safe, and effective. Contact us today if you’d like to learn more about cavity prevention or schedule your tooth-colored fillings procedure with Dr. Airey! You can always drop by and visit us at 166 Furman Road, Suite A, Boone, NC 28607.