Dr. Phillip Greer, D.D.S
Fillings in Fairhope, AL
Sweet Water Dentistry
Tooth decay often leads to the development of cavities. Cavities are caused by a lack of oral hygiene in many cases, and it is possible to lose teeth in which they occur. Fortunately, most cavities can receive fillings if caught at an early stage, and numerous materials are available to be used as filling material.
Sweet Water Dentistry's Dr. Philip Greer is known throughout Fairhope, AL for his use of composite cavity fillings. Composite fillings are tooth colored fillings, which can be chosen from the shade guide so that the shade matches your exact color of your tooth. These fillings are ideal because they blend seamlessly with the natural color of teeth and offer a tremendous level of strength. In fact, they are essentially invisible to the naked eye when the right color is chosen. Because of this, many times you can have other procedures done with composite material, such as fixing a small chip in a tooth. When it comes time to create a filling, Dr. Greer will utilize a color matching guide in order to select just the right composite material to match your existing teeth. Your appearance will benefit, as will the overall health of your teeth. Your filling will be undetectable to others, making composite fillings an ideal choice for virtually everyone.
In years gone by, silver (amalgam)fillings were commonly used, but nowadays, tooth-matched composite materials are becoming more and more popular. Not only are people having new cavities filled with composite materials, they are also having old metal fillings replaced with them. The result of getting a composite filling is a much more natural effect which blends perfectly with all other teeth. Special light tools are used in order to harden the composite materials instantaneously, allowing the filling process to be completed with ease in the dental office. This means that you will be able to eat and drink (after the numbing wears off, of course!) sooner than you would be able to if you were to get a silver filling.
The benefits of composite dental fillings are amazing, and anyone who finds themselves confronted by a cavity should give try composite fillings. Those with existing metal fillings they find unsightly may also wish to consider having them replaced with composite filling material which offers patients the opportunity to smile with complete confidence. Dr. Philip Greer at Sweet Water Dentistry in Fairhope, aL is happy to provide further information about composite fillings. Call us today at 251-550-7770 if you would like to have a filling done!