Tooth decay often leads to the development of cavities. They are caused by a lack of oral hygiene in many cases, and it is possible to loose 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. Phillip Greer does composite cavity fillings.
Composite 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 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, gold and silver fillings were commonly used, but nowadays, tooth-matched composite materials are gaining tremendous popularity. Not only are folks having new cavities filled with composite materials, they are also having old metal fillings replaced with them. The result 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.
The benefits of composite dental fillings are innumerable, and anyone who finds themselves confronted by a cavity should give this new type of procedure a try. Those with existing metal fillings they find unsightly may also wish to consider having them replaced with this terrific new material which offers patients the opportunity to smile with complete confidence. Dr. Philip Greer at Sweet Water Dentistry is happy to provide further information to Fairhope, AL residents interested in learning more.