The primary purpose of a dental filling is to stop decay and preserve the structure of your tooth. Your Oakland dentist will remove the decay and harmful bacteria destroying your tooth and fill it with composite resin material to seal it from further infection. Most people choose composite fillings as they’re the same color as your teeth, making the filling less conspicuous when you smile. At Montclair Dental Care, we treat cavities discreetly with composite fillings.
Dental filling services play a key role in treating cavities. They not only stop decay on your infected tooth and protect it from further infection, but they also prevent the spread of decay to healthy teeth.
Cavities create a way for bacteria to infiltrate your tooth and damage its structure. Left unchecked, the infection can destroy the pulp and nerves of your tooth, causing pain and sensitivity. Dr. Kenneth Childers will clean out your tooth to eliminate decay and seal it with a dental filling to protect it from future decay. Filling your tooth restores its function and usefulness.
Most dentists use composite fillings in place of silver amalgam due to their tooth-colored appearance. As composite resin material comes in different shades of white, Dr. Childers can create a filling that closely resembles the color of your natural teeth to keep it from standing out when you smile. This enables you to retain your smile’s aesthetic appeal, and at the same time, you get a durable and effective filling.
Appearance isn’t the only benefit of choosing composite fillings. Composite resin fillings:
To schedule cavity treatment with composite fillings, contact Montclair Dental Care in Oakland at (510) 328-7792.