A tooth can usually be treated with a filling if it has a cavity. Cavities are caused when decay eats away at your tooth. If you have a cavity, it is important that you get to a dentist to get it filled before decay takes over and further treatment is needed. Here at Sweet Water Dentistry in Fairhope, AL, Dr. Philip Greer does composite or "white" fillings. Composite fillings are just fillings that are tooth colored. Composite fillings are extremely durable and almost invisible in the mouth. Composite fillings are a wonderful choice for people who want their fillings to be more natural looking. These white tooth colored composite fillings are a way to hide any proof of dental treatment, since they are pretty much invisible! This is why composite fillings are becoming more and more popular.
Tooth colored composite fillings are now used more often than silver (amalgam) or gold fillings, mainly due to cosmetics. More and more people want fillings that blend in with the color of their natural teeth. Some people may also have their silver fillings replaced with composite material to create a more natural look. Composite fillings are quick, simple, and easy procedures. Composite fillings are dry and ready to go as soon as you leave the dental office, unlike silver fillings, allowing you to eat and drink as soon as your numbness wears off! If you have any further questions or would like to have Dr. Phillip Greer replace your old silver fillings with white fillings, don't hesitate to contact us at Sweet Water Dentistry! Come talk to your Fairhope, AL dentist today if you would like to know more about composite fillings!