Cavities are the direct and unfortunate result of poor oral hygiene. A cavity occurs when the tooth begins to decay. A visit to Dr. Phillip Greer of Sweet Water Dentistry will help stop the decay before it becomes a bigger issue and you lose your tooth. Most cavities can be filled, and there are several materials that can be used for fillings. Dr. Philip Greer of Sweet Water Dentistry in Fairhope, AL uses composite fillings for cavities. Composite is a tooth colored filling material that is very durable and blends perfectly with the natural color of teeth, making these fillings almost invisible. Dr. Greer uses a color shade guide to help choose a composite filling as close to your natural tooth color as possible. This will improve the overall look of your smile and prevent others from telling you have had a cavity. Composite fillings are perfect for those whose smiles are important to them.
In the past, silver and gold fillings were used to fill teeth. Nowadays, the favorite type of filling is tooth colored composite fillings. These fillings blend naturally with your teeth. In addition to using the composite filling to fill a cavity, many people are opting to have their silver or gold filling removed and replaced with composite fillings to help create a more natural looking smile. Composite fillings are easy to install and bond seamlessly with the natural tooth. A special light cures the material almost immediately. This means that the filling is completely cured by the time your leave your dental appointment.
As you can see, there are many benefits to composite fillings. These fillings help improve the look of your smile and are durable and long lasting. If you care about your smile and would like more information on the benefits of composite filings, contact the offices of Dr. Phillip Greer of Sweet Water Dentistry in Fairhope, AL to schedule an appointment.