The need for a dental filling doesn’t necessarily mean your overall dental health is bad. In fact, over 90 percent of adults will need, or have already had, a filling placed in at least one of their permanent teeth. Still, the cavities that fillings treat are highly preventable with consistently good hygiene and regular dental treatment. However, when a cavity does develop, a tooth-colored filling may be the most appropriate solution to treating the decay and stopping the cavity from growing.
How Dental Fillings Work
A cavity is the hole that forms when a tooth develops tooth decay – a bacterial infection resulting mainly from excessive plaque and tartar buildup. If left untreated, the decay will continue to spread and the cavity will grow, eroding healthy tooth structure in the process. A dental filling is a man-made material placed into the tooth after the dentist has cleaned the bacteria and infection from the cavity.
Tooth-colored fillings are made from tooth-colored composite resin or ceramic, and are specifically tinted to match your tooth color and shade. Unlike metal amalgam fillings, they remain discreet and unnoticeable as you speak and smile, and provide a more cosmetically pleasing solution to cavity treatment.
Call Dr. Caytlyn Bonura at Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM!
As a true family dentist, Dr. Caytlyn Bonura offers caring, patient-centered dentistry in a welcoming, comfortable environment. From young children to teens, and adults of all ages, Silver Smiles offers a comprehensive list of family, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services that are tailored to your specific needs. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Bonura, call Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM, today at (575) 534-3699. We also proudly welcome patients from Lordsburg, Bayard, Deming, and all surrounding communities.