Dr. Travis Caddell, DDS

Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are one of the many services we offer that are necessary to keep your teeth strong and healthy. At our Graham dental office, your oral health is our top priority, but we do understand how important it is to have a beautiful smile, too. That is why we choose to use tooth-colored fillings, a treatment that not only protects and strengthens your teeth, but also keeps your smile looking great.

The Importance of Dental Fillings

While they may seem like a pretty basic dental treatment, fillings are actually an essential service needed to maintain excellent oral health. Even with the best dental oral care, at some point you may get a cavity. Once a cavity develops, it needs to be treated quickly to keep it from spreading, causing more discomfort, and further damaging your tooth.

Severe decay can also lead to periodontal disease, a serious oral and general health problem. Recently, research has suggested that a link exists between chronic mouth disease and general health issues like heart and respiratory disease, diabetes, and stroke.

Reasons to Use Tooth-Colored Fillings

In the past, we’ve only had a few alternatives for filling teeth. But improvements in dental technologies over the years have provided us with composite materials that are strong and durable. From an aesthetic perspective, the great thing about this material is that it can be shaded to match the exact color of your natural teeth – which means nobody ever needs to know that you've had a filling.

There's also another advantage when using tooth-colored fillings because only the decayed part of your tooth needs to be removed to restore your tooth back to health. Because we bond the composite to your tooth, it will support the remaining tooth structure, helping to prevent breakage. It is our goal to preserve as much natural tooth structure as possible to keep your smile whole and healthy for many years.

Beauty and Versatility

Since tooth-colored composites look so natural, they can also be used to correct a number of cosmetic imperfections:

  • Repairing broken or cracked teeth
  • Filling in minor chips
  • Replacing darkened or deteriorating silver fillings
  • Altering the shape of irregular teeth
  • Filling in gaps between teeth

Customized Patient Care

At Cliff Dental Clinic, we focus on making sure that you leave our office with healthier teeth than when you arrived. You are an individual with specific needs when it comes to your oral health care, and we spend all the time necessary to talk to you about your goals until we are both sure that we are providing the treatment that is most appropriate for you.

Please Contact Our Office

If you are interested in learning more about our patient-focused care or would like to schedule a dental exam and cleaning, please contact our Graham dental office. A friendly member of our team will be happy to schedule a convenient appointment.

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