Preserve Your Happy, Healthy Smile with Long-Lasting Fillings That Look Like Natural Teeth!
Scott and Derry Dental Care in Milton, Ontario, support happy smiles. A tooth may be preserved without altering the natural tooth structure through ongoing dental cleanings and recall appointments at our office. When we cannot preserve teeth with preventive services and products, or guidance on oral hygiene, our team may need to restore your happy smile.
An entire category of professional dental services exists to rebuild parts of a broken or lost tooth or to replace a missing or extracted tooth. The composite tooth filling presents the most conservative type of dental restoration. It is appropriate for patients with smaller cavities.
A cavity forms when harmful bacteria “take over” your mouth. When you don’t brush or floss consistently and adequately, bacteria tend to overpopulate and form an invisible, sticky film called plaque. Bacterial plaque furthermore consumes sugars and starches in lingering food particles. They produce acids that attack the teeth.
Good home care must be coupled with regular professional cleanings and exams for at least two critical reasons:
- One, our dental hygienists can remove plaque build-up from your teeth. When plaque hardens into tartar, it cannot be removed with standard toothbrushes alone.
- Two, we can detect early problems and intervene before dental damage arises. Proactive professional services, such as dental sealants, help to protect decay-prone teeth from cavities and decay, too.
Without treatment and this all-important blend of professional and home care, the acids mentioned above erode the teeth from the outside–starting with the protective enamel. As the decay process works its way through the tooth, it can penetrate the dentin and the deeper layers or innermost tissues of the tooth. Depending on the extent of decay, a cavity may not be sufficient to restore the affected tooth’s structure, health, and function. More extensive trauma to the tooth may require dental inlays, onlays, crowns, and root canal therapy. A tooth must be extracted and replaced if it cannot be preserved with root canal treatment or surgical endodontic procedures.
Aesthetic Fillings for a Lifetime
Fillings present a comparatively affordable, fast, and conservative way to repair cavities. Composite fillings are an alternative to silver-colored fillings made from an amalgam or a mix of metals, including mercury. Dental composites are generally made from resins or plastics and glass particles. This material is appropriate for patients with metals sensitivities and looks like a natural tooth structure! Also, a minimal natural structure must be removed to accommodate the composite material. This feature bonds the filling to the natural tooth particularly strong and resilient. It is made to last a lifetime, as long as you maintain good care at home and regular visits to our office in Milton, Ontario, as directed by your dentist.
Call Scott and Derry Dental Care at (855) 438-4999 to find out more about today’s natural fillings options and to book an appointment. For your convenience, you may also request an appointment online.
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