Stop Decay and Restore Your Smile with Discrete Composite Dental Fillings
If you spot a cavity in your smile, you shouldn’t ignore it because it isn’t painful. The cavity will grow with time, resulting in pain and sensitivity. If you still choose to do nothing about it, your tooth can become infected, and if a root canal isn’t done, tooth removal will be the only option on the table. Now think about the cost of replacing that tooth! You don’t have to go through this because cavities are easily treatable.
At Titus Dentistry, we treat dental cavities using composite (tooth-colored) fillings. While the procedure is fast and straightforward, it leaves you with excellent results that last many years.
What are Composite Fillings?
Dentists have been using metal (amalgam) fillings to restore damaged teeth for years. However, these silver-colored fillings’ esthetics were found wanting, leading to the invention of metal-free composite fillings.
Composite fillings consist of a mixture of acrylic resin and polished glass. Composite fillings mimic the translucency of your natural teeth, blending seamlessly with your smile. Once Dr. Jonathan Titus repairs your cavity with composite fillings, no one will know you once had tooth decay.
Benefits of Composite Fillings
The discrete nature of composite fillings makes them popular with dentists and patients. Tooth-colored fillings not only treat cavities but leave you with an esthetically appealing smile. The other benefits include:
- Safety — Composite fillings are created using toxin-free, biocompatible materials.
- Conservativeness — treating your tooth with composite fillings only requires the removal of a small portion of your tooth. This conservative approach maintains the structural integrity of your tooth.
- Durability — white cavity fillings can last for over ten years with proper care. They are durable enough to withstand the daily stresses of biting and chewing.
If you suspect you have a cavity, have it treated soon to protect your tooth. If you reside in Pendleton, Indiana, or in the surrounding area, please dial (765) 358-5868 to schedule an appointment with Titus Dentistry for discrete composite fillings.