Restoring Cavities with Tooth-Colored Fillings
Tooth decay is a bacterial infection that eats away at the tooth, creating a hollow crater that’s commonly referred to as a cavity. The best way to prevent tooth decay is to brush and floss daily, visit Dr. Winter for regular checkups, and avoid foods that are high in sugar, particularly between meals.
When the damage is not too extensive, Dr. Winter will use a tooth-colored filling to restore a tooth damaged by decay. But if the infection is allowed to persist until the tooth is severely damaged, then a more extensive procedure such as a porcelain crown may be necessary to save the tooth.
After Dr. Winter removes all the decayed matter from an infected tooth, he replaces it with a filling. This restores the tooth to its regular size and shape and keeps it strong. It also helps prevent further decay.
The Advantages of Composite Resin Fillings
We feature tooth-colored composite resin fillings which offer our patients a number of advantages. The most obvious benefit of composite fillings is that they’re custom designed to match the color of your smile. This makes them virtually invisible.
Composite resin is strong and extremely durable. Using composite fillings enables us to preserve a greater portion of your existing tooth than we could with a traditional amalgam filling.
Another advantage is that composite fillings bond directly with the tooth, eliminating spaces where bacteria could seep in and cause additional decay. Restoring a damaged tooth with a composite resin filling is fast and easy for you — the procedure can be completed in just one office visit.
Get the Smile You’ve Been Dreaming About
In addition to tooth-colored fillings, Dr. Winter also features a number of restorative and cosmetic treatments to enhance your smile. Give us a call today at 248-642-3800 to learn more. Or, just fill out the submission form on this page and we’ll get right back to you.