Have you ever had a cavity? There aren’t many people who can make that claim, and the reality is that most of us will develop decay at some point and require a tooth filling to repair it.
At Clayton Smiles, we want you to enjoy a smile that isn’t just healthy and functions well but also looks confident and attractive. You will find that all the dental treatments we offer at our Clayton dental office improve your oral health and your smile’s aesthetics.
Modern Tooth-Colored Fillings
Tooth-colored fillings allow Dr. Kate Dolin and Dr. Adam Spriggs to restore a decayed tooth with a material that mimics the appearance of tooth enamel and is very durable. We think it's an excellent choice because this type of filling requires us to remove only the decayed portion and keep the healthy part of your tooth intact.
When we color-match the filling material to match the shade of your teeth and place it expertly on your tooth, no one will ever know you’ve had any work done!
Prompt Treatment for Cavities
In dentistry, an ounce of prevention is definitely worth a pound of cure, and addressing problems like cavities as soon as possible always delivers the best outcomes. If our dentists in Clayton fill a cavity right away, the result is a healthier tooth and more conservative treatment.
If you have a severe toothache and think it's a cavity, call Clayton Smiles right away. We will see you as soon as possible to relieve your tooth pain and protect your oral health.
3 Steps for Getting a Tooth Filling
Don’t worry if we find that you have a cavity; we never judge our patients and will never, ever lecture you about your oral health! You’re here now taking a step in the right direction, and we’re delighted to be part of your plan for a healthier smile.
- We start by using powerful anesthetics to numb the tooth so that you don’t feel any pain. Your comfort is our priority, and there’s no reason for you to have anything other than a comfortable, uneventful procedure. If you think you can benefit from the calming effects of nitrous oxide (laughing gas), please let us know!
- Next, we remove the decay, leaving the rest of the tooth intact. We apply a bonding agent to your tooth, then place the tooth-colored filling in the space, molding it to match the tooth’s natural contours.
- The final step is to set the material using a special UV curing light.
Tooth-colored composite fillings are strong and durable, so they can stand up to typical daily wear, and they last about five years with proper care.
Have a Cavity and Need a Tooth Filled? Call Us!
If you have a cavity and want a repair that lasts and looks great, tooth-colored fillings are an excellent choice. Call us today to schedule an appointment at our Clayton, NC dental office to discuss your dental needs.