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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Tooth-Colored Fillings

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At Azalea Dental, we pride ourselves on educating our patients about dental care so they can be an active participant in their own oral health.

As a patient, you have a right to be informed about your treatment. We make every effort to explain a procedure in enough detail for you to understand why it's important and how it can benefit your oral health.

But you may still have questions, and we've shared a few of those we hear most frequently. We're always here for you, so if you still need more information, please don't hesitate to contact our office.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Once you get a cavity in a tooth, you must fill the cavity to prevent it from spreading. When you have a cavity filled, the filling takes the place of the infected material that your dentist needed to remove to save your tooth. 

Dental fillings are permanent, and you can’t ever get back the tooth material that you lost. You can, however, prevent additional cavities in the future.

Additional Ways To Prevent Cavities

If you have tooth-colored fillings in Summerville, SC, it’s vital to protect your teeth, so you don’t sustain additional dental decay. Some of the ways you can prevent additional cavities include:

  • Drinking fluoride-treated water instead of soda and juice
  • Limiting your snacks between meals 
  • Brushing your teeth after every meal
  • Flossing every night before you go to bed
  • Visiting your Summerville “dentist near me” at least every six months for teeth cleanings
  • Rinsing with mouthwash at least once per day
  • Chewing sugarless gum after eating to promote saliva production

Cavities cannot be “cured” without dental fillings, but the good news is they are highly preventable. 

Call Azalea Dental

At Azalea Dental, we provide dental fillings in Summerville, SC should you ever discover that you have a cavity. To schedule a dental filling appointment with our dentist, please call us today!

The most obvious reason we choose tooth-colored fillings at our Summerville, SC dental office is their natural appearance.

What are tooth-colored fillings?

Tooth-colored fillings are a composite of glass and resin particles, which imparts a natural appearance that resembles dental enamel. We can even match the material to the shade of your tooth, which makes composites perfect for teeth that show when you smile and for fixing small aesthetic flaws like chipped or broken teeth.

Silver amalgam fillings appear as a dark spot in your smile, so they were often used on back teeth like molars. The problem is that over time, a tooth filled with amalgam takes on a bluish hue.

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Another reason we choose tooth-colored composites is that Dr. Riley needs to remove only the decayed portion to create a durable repair. Amalgam fillings, on the other hand, require a large space in which to sit, which means we have to remove healthy tooth structure in addition to the decayed portion.

As you can see, tooth-colored fillings are a great choice with several benefits. If it’s time for your routine checkup or you suspect you have a cavity, please call Azalea Dental to arrange an appointment to discuss your needs.

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