Dental Fillings An Overview
Tooth decay is a common dental concern that can occur in patients of any age. A bacterial infection of the tooth, dental caries are best treated early. Waiting to treat cavities will allow the disease to spread, leading to the need for a root canal or even a tooth extraction.
Tooth decay can often be prevented with improved oral hygiene and regular professional cleanings. Our dental care team can make personalized recommendations on the best techniques and products for keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Brushing twice a day for two full minutes and flossing and Waterpiking at least once a day are a good foundation for preventing tooth decay. However, even the most diligent brushers and flossers may still develop certain types of dental cavities through no fault of their own due to their dental anatomy.
Dental fillings are a routine dental procedure that can restore a tooth with damage caused by tooth decay. Dental fillings are completed in a single visit to our New Philadelphia, OH dentist office and patients are typically able to return to their daily routine immediately after treatment.
Metal Free Dental Fillings
Dr. Caleb Robinson uses only cosmetic white dental fillings for a beautiful, seamless result upon completed treatment of tooth decay. White, mercury-free dental fillings are color matched to blend with the tooth. Patients enjoy a more beautiful smile without compromising quality of care.
Patients who have old metal fillings, especially ones that are visible when they smile, may consider having their metal fillings replaced with white fillings. White fillings are highly durable and seal out bacteria which helps to prevent further decay while creating a more balanced and natural looking smile.