Cavities are often inevitable, regardless of how well you take care of your teeth.
In many cases, cavities require the removal of tooth decay before restoring the removed area. Over the last few years, general dentists would fill damaged teeth with an amalgam of several metals. Modern times, however, require modern solutions.
These days we enjoy mercury-free, metal-free materials that mimic the natural translucency of your teeth. Safe, efficient, and durable, tooth-colored fillings offer many benefits!
From healing small cavities to replacing old tooth fillings, our tooth-colored restorations and natural-looking results that offer a reliable and beautiful solution.
At Smile Station Dental Care, we endeavor to catch tooth decay early so that your tooth-colored filling can be smaller and easier to treat. Call our dental office today to schedule your first visit!
An Alternative to Traditional Treatments
Old-fashioned silver amalgam fillings required the removal of vast portions of healthy tooth structure in order to wedge the filling material into position.
Dr. Scott Bridges bonds the composite material directly to your tooth structure, allowing us to only remove decayed portions and preserve your healthy enamel, making this a convenient, minimally-invasive dental restoration solution.
Tooth-Colored Fillings Blend in With Your Smile
Dr. Bridges carefully matches each filling to match the shade of your natural enamel. Patients who might have a highly visible cavity will enjoy the advantages of treating their tooth decay without anyone having to know.
Amalgam fillings can impact the beauty of your smile, which can be very concerning for beauty conscious patients. Additionally, these fillings can lead to bacterial leaks that come before further fracturing and decay.
If you have silver fillings and are interested in replacing them with natural-looking, white restorations, give us a call.
How to Tell if You Might Have a Cavity
Let our dental office located in the heart of Paducah know if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Unusual tooth pain
- Sensitive teeth, especially when enjoying something sweet
- Food particles caught between teeth
- Visible pits or holes on teeth
- Pain during eating
- Brown or dark stains on the enamel
- Rough spots on teeth you can feel with your tongue
- Darkened tooth
- Metallic taste
More often than not, most patients aren’t even aware that they are suffering from tooth decay. This is why we recommend routine dental checkups and cleanings, even if your teeth look and feel fine. It can be tempting to skip your usual dental visit with Dr. Bridges, but preventive dentistry keeps you from experiencing painful dental emergencies as much as possible.
Has It Been a While Since Your Last Dental Cleaning?
If it’s been longer than six months, we highly advise you to give us a call today so we can put you on our schedule. Catching a small cavity early on is less invasive and costly than prolonged exposure to decay and damage.
Call Smile Station Dental Care right away. We serve our communities in Reidland, Paducah, Lone Oak, Benton, Draffenville, Calvert City, Ledbetter, Smithland, and Hardin. We can’t wait to help keep your smile beautiful and healthy.