Fillings in Monroe, MI
Cavities are one of the most common of all health problems and can happen to anyone. You may get a cavity even if you take good care of your teeth with proper hygiene, regular dental appointments, and a healthy diet.
When a cavity does develop, we need to remove the decay and fill the tooth in order to prevent further damage. Fillings are an important part of dental treatment at our Monroe dental office because they can easily help save your tooth.
We believe in using conservative treatments that are the most effective for protecting your oral health. When a cavity is caught quickly, a filling is usually enough to restore your tooth to its healthy condition and stop decay from causing more serious problems in the future.
How Do I Know if I Have a Cavity?
Safe and comfortable digital x-rays allow us to see even the smallest cavity clearly and find cavities before you know they exist. If you do get a toothache, you may be tempted to postpone treatment, hoping the pain will go away.
But the problem is, the pain doesn’t go away by itself, and you end up going to the dentist anyway. Putting off treatment is never a good idea because it gives decay the opportunity to seriously damage your tooth.
What Types of Fillings Are There?
There are basically two types of fillings:
Composite Filling – A composite filling is tooth-colored and very durable. One of the advantages of using this type of filling is that it can be color-matched to the shade of your natural tooth.
A composite filling can also be shaped so that it fits your tooth perfectly, and once it’s finished, no one will notice that you’ve had any work done. That’s why composite dental fillings are usually used in teeth that are most visible.
Amalgam Filling – Amalgam fillings (also called silver fillings) have been used by dentists for over 100 years with excellent results. They are very strong, known to be long-lasting, and provide great support for a decayed tooth.
We usually use amalgam fillings in your molars and back teeth because these teeth undergo a tremendous amount of force when you chew. Since amalgam fillings are so strong, they are also appropriate when a very large cavity has to be filled.
Does Getting a Filling Hurt?
Having a cavity filled is a very simple procedure, and any time you visit us, you can expect to be cared for by professionals who want to make your visit as comfortable as possible. We believe in practicing painless dentistry so you and your family can always feel relaxed about getting the important dental treatment you need.
Please Contact Our Office for More Information
Your oral health is our top priority, and we will work with you to make informed decisions about treatment that fits your unique needs and restores your teeth to their full health. We want to make sure that financial concerns never stand in the way of getting the treatment you need, and we accept most major dental insurance as well as Citi Health flexible financing.
Please don’t hesitate to contact our Monroe dental office if you have any questions.
My daughter was horrified to learn she had her first cavity, but even more horrified about getting it filled. Dr. Young and his wonderful staff put her mind at ease. ... Read more