Get Rid of Your Cavities with Safe, Natural-Looking Dental Fillings
Despite your best efforts in dental hygiene, tooth cavities can still find their way into your mouth. Tooth decay can be caused by several factors besides sugary foods and laxity in oral health. Tooth clenching can create tiny fractures in your teeth, creating sneaky hiding spots for bacteria to attack the enamel. Besides, genetics and certain medical conditions make some patients more susceptible to cavities than others. Whatever the cause, treating cavities with composite dental fillings from Anjum A. Ansari D.M.D. in Boston, Massachusetts, is usually the best course of action.
Treating Cavities with Dental Fillings
When signs of tooth decay are evident in your teeth, the damage can’t be reversed unless you visit a dentist. If the cavity isn’t too big to warrant a crown or dental inlay, Anjum A. Ansari, D.M.D. recommends tooth-colored /composite fillings to stop the cavity and prevent the tooth underneath from further damage.
If a cavity isn’t treated, it soon moves past the enamel into the pulp chamber. At this point, the cavity is extremely painful, but a root canal can save the tooth. If root canal treatment isn’t sought early, the tooth becomes infected, and only extraction can save you from oral pain.
Why We Prefer Dental Fillings
Years back, silver-colored (amalgam) dental fillings were the only option to treat cavities. While amalgam dental fillings work, they have several drawbacks. First off, they stand out whenever you open your mouth, telling everyone you once had tooth decay. Besides, metal fillings are hazardous to your health since they contain mercury that can seep into your bloodstream.
Given the demerits of amalgam dental fillings, we prefer composite (white) fillings because they offer numerous benefits. These include:
- Attractiveness and subtleness — once we install white fillings, no one could ever tell you had a cavity treatment
- Safety — tooth-colored fillings neither have mercury nor do they change in size as the temperatures change
- They require less drilling, preserving much of the natural tooth
- Fixing is straightforward
If you live in Boston, Massachusetts, or its environs, don’t let cavities steal the health of your teeth. Instead, please dial (617) 581-0689 to schedule an appointment with Anjum A. Ansari, D.M.D. for natural-looking dental fillings.