Do you have a tooth that needs a filling? If so, look no further than Dr. Phillip Greer of Sweetwater Dentistry, located in Fairhope, Alabama. Dr. Greer provides patients with composite fillings. Visit our website for more information about our office and the services we offer. What is composite? Composite is a filling material that is a mixture of plastic and glass, which comes in a variety of shades and is light cured. Many people are steering away from amalgam (silver) fillings, and even getting them replaced with composite materials because of the advantages of composite material. There are many pros of getting composite fillings. One of the best things about composite fillings is the fact that you can match the filling to the shade of your natural tooth. This is wonderful because your fillings will go undetected since they look so similar to your natural tooth. Some people can even get small gaps in their teeth closed using composite material.
What is the cause of decay in a tooth? When you have a cavity, that means that bacteria has gotten onto your tooth and wasn't removed with brushing or flossing. When this happens, decay continues to grow and eats away at he enamel of your tooth, which causes a hole. If you do not catch decay soon, it can lead to more serious dental issues, and result in more extensive and expensive dental work such as a crown, root canal, or even extraction if decay gets too deep into the tooth. It is important to visit the dentist regularly for exams to be sure that you don't have any cavities! Dr. Phillip Greer and his staff at Sweetwater Dentistry stand ready to provide each patient with the best dental services and care around. If you think you may need a filling, and would like to have a composite filling done, contact us here at Sweetwater Dentistry for all your dental needs! 251-550-7770.