If we diagnose you with a cavity, you will certainly require a dental filling. This is because your tooth decay is not going to reverse itself and your tooth will not heal. Rather than waiting for the potentially negative side effects than can come from neglecting a cavity – such as infection or tooth breakage – we encourage patients to schedule a visit for a filling right away. Wondering what we could possibly say to convince you to feel excited about this idea? Fortunately, we offer tooth-colored fillings to ensure your smile looks and feels wonderful after treatment. If this is starting to sound better than you’d hoped, find out more about white fillings:
Some patients cannot receive metal fillings. This may include pregnant women, young children, or people who are allergic to metal. Some patients are simply unhappy with the idea of a filling that contains mercury. Fortunately, tooth-colored fillings are made of composite, a metal-free, mercury-free material that is safe for almost everyone.
Composite, unlike metal, bonds directly to your tooth tissue. This means you can expect the filling to last for a long time without worrying about potential breakage.
Have you ever heard that metal fillings can cause your tooth to become more sensitive to extremes in temperature? This is because metal is a wonderful thermal conductor. Composite, however, does not conduct heat and cold, so your tooth will not suffer from heightened temperature-based sensitivity.
Composite is a material that we can color-match to your surrounding tooth, hence the name “tooth-colored filling.” You can expect your smile to continue to look beautiful and your tooth to look fully repaired and natural.
ABOUT YOUR FT. WORTH, TX DENTIST:
Dr. Bob Jing has served patients and their families across Dallas/Ft. Worth for many years. Together with his caring, compassionate, and highly skilled team at 7 Day Dental, Dr. Jing is dedicated to making good dental health available to as many people as possible. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation or appointment, contact our office closest to you at 817-405-2001 on Jacksboro Highway, or at 817-405-0195 on Seminary Drive.