Tooth Colored Fillings: Your Best Option
Most people today are aiming for a bright white smile. This has made tooth colored fillings (resin) a very popular option when it comes to having decay filled. Many of our patients want tooth colored fillings, but have questions about their effectiveness. The truth of the matter is that tooth colored fillings are just as effective if not more effective than amalgam (metal) fillings. For the safety of our patients, and for the quality of dentistry we hope to provide, Oxford Dental Care provides tooth colored fillings to our patients who need to have a filling done.
How Can I Tell if I Need a Filling?
Fillings are necessary when tooth decay is present. It is usually hard to know when you have tooth decay without seeing your dentist. If you have tooth decay to the point that you can see it with your own eyes, or to the point that it is causing significant pain, there is likely fairly significant damage that will need to be repaired.
The best solution to knowing when you need a filling, and to being able to take care of decay in a timely manner, is to make sure that you are regularly seeing the dentist for a cleaning and examination.
How Long Does it Take to Get a Tooth Filled?
We understand that your time is important. We also hope that you understand the value of getting quality dentistry done when you need it. Our dentist at Oxford Dental Care will make sure that your dentistry is top of the line, while making sure that we don’t take up too much of your valuable time!
The good news about tooth colored fillings is that they don’t add any additional time to your appointment. We know you don’t want to spend your whole day at the dentist. Dr. Drew does very fast work while keeping the work very high quality. What more could you ask for in a dentist? How about fair prices? At Oxford Dental Care, we also keeps our fillings very affordable much like the rest of the procedures we provides. How about minimizing pain? Many of our patients here at Oxford Dental Care have made comments about how they feel like Dr. Drew is able to provide painless dentistry!
Proper Care After a Filling
Your teeth still need to be cared for the same way as they were before the filling as far as oral hygiene goes. In-fact, there are probably a couple other things to keep in mind to be sure that your filling lasts as long as possible:
Avoid Sticky Candy
While your filling is bonded to your tooth very securely, you still want to avoid things that can stick to your filling and apply upward force on it as you chew. Some things that are notorious for pulling out fillings (although we rarely have this problem) are: taffy and caramel.
Notify Your Dentist if Your Filling Comes Loose
If your filling comes loose, or if you feel a rough edge, you should notify your dentist immediately. Loose fillings, grooves and jagged surfaces are ideal places for bacteria to build up. This bacteria can cause additional decay which will require more dental work.
If you have been told that you have a cavity, or if you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, don’t worry! Give Oxford Dental Care a call today at (208)529-0420! We provide extremely high quality work at an affordable rate!