Metal fillings can be put into the past! Composite resin filling material has a natural white look that will blend seamlessly with your teeth and restore them back to health. In today’s blog, your Rochester, MN, dentist talks about placing natural-looking fillings.
Causes of Tooth Decay
Most of us understand that sugary foods cause tooth decay. But are you aware that even healthy foods can cause enamel to weaken and cause cavities? Frequent exposure to acidic foods can break down enamel. If you must snack, be sure to rinse with water after and use a fluoride mouth rinse or toothpaste. Decay can also be caused by conditions such as acid reflux. The strong stomach acid can enter the mouth and cause enamel to erode leading to cavities. If you suspect that you have acid reflux or GERD, in-office fluoride treatments could benefit you greatly.
Match Your Natural Tooth Color
The composite resin we use to create our fillings contains no metal and is known to be safer than the old amalgam materials. It bonds to your tooth structure and will last for years with proper care. Patients love that once the filling is done, the tooth looks just as natural as the day it erupted.
The Filling Process
When you arrive at your dental appointment you’ll be escorted to your dental chair and offered items for comfort. Nitrous Oxide or laughing gas can be used to calm you. The tooth is then numbed, and the filling is done all in one visit. The composite material is placed where the cavity was removed, and a light is used to bond it to the natural tooth. Then the dentist smooths the filling to create a comfortable bite. He then polishes it to match your shiny enamel.
Call Us for An Appointment!
Our team takes pride in creating beautiful healthy smiles. Treating your dental decay early is key to maintaining healthy and strong teeth. If you have an aching tooth that needs treatment, please call our dentist’s office in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.