Our tooth fillings here, we try to simulate and copy the most every detail from the anatomy and shape of the teeth. So what we do is we get every teeth clean, we eliminate all of the bacteria that's there, all the tissue that has been contaminated. Once we have a very sound tooth structure we use white fillings that are bonded or adhered to the tooth. We do it gently and we don't just put material there and leave it as it is or flat with, a lot of patients come here and with the treatment that they had done before. So once we remove these bacteria, remove all of the fillings that they had, we simulate and imitate nature, which is copying the anatomy of their tooth to give them back the aesthetics and the function that the tooth is supposed to have in their mouth.
Some of our patients choose to have their metal fillings, or amalgam fillings, removed because they have concerns about the mercury present in amalgam. This is particularly a concern for pregnant women since the FDA has reported there have been no studies conducted on the effects of mercury on a developing baby. For any future tooth fillings you might need, Cosmetic Dental Associates will restore your tooth with a composite filling.
Call us today at 210-951-4444 to schedule your next appointment. Out-of-town patients are always welcome.
The Benefits Of Composite Fillings
Amalgam fillings, or what you might know as silver fillings, are a durable mix of mercury and metal. Some patients are concerned about small amounts of mercury entering their body, so proactive dentists like Dr. Moore have readily embraced composite tooth fillings.
Composite tooth fillings are made of resin and are mercury-free. They’re matched to the shade of your natural teeth, so they won’t affect the beauty of your smile. There are size limitations to composite tooth fillings, so if your cavity or the damage to your tooth is more severe, we can use a dental crown to restore your tooth.
Tooth Decay And Dental Fillings
Tooth Fillings are a common treatment for tooth decay. Tooth decay can often be avoided with regular professional teeth cleanings and preventive treatments like fluoride. If you do develop a cavity, we will clear the tooth decay from your tooth and fill in the space left behind with a filling to strengthen your tooth and ensure continued functionality.
Don’t let unsightly metal tooth fillings sully your smile. Call us today 210-951-4444 or use our online form to schedule your appointment. Dr. Moore and his colleague, Dr. Gilberto Tostado, can also you treat you with other restorative dentistry procedures.