Got a Sweet Tooth? You Might Need a Filling

Got a Sweet Tooth? How About a Cavity?Is your favorite part of every meal dessert? When you meet a friend for coffee, is your cup filled with more cream and sugar than caffeine? Does your family frequently tease you about your unquenchable sweet tooth? If so, you could be at a heightened risk of developing cavities. That’s because the plaque bacteria in your mouth feed upon sugars, so the more you consume on a regular basis, the more likely you are to struggle with dental decay. Fortunately, if you are diagnosed with a cavity, your restorative dentist can likely restore your smile with minimally invasive treatment, like a dental filling!

Enjoy Confidence with a Tooth-colored Dental Filling

Whether because of genetic factors, underlying medical conditions, unhealthy diet or poor dental hygiene, the sad reality is that the majority of adults in America will be diagnosed with dental decay. Some studies indicate that more than 90 percent of people over 30-years-old will suffer from cavities.

Fortunately, this is precisely why restorative dentistry exists, to help improve a person’s comfort and confidence after a dental problem, like a cavity.

Under most circumstances, simple dental fillings are generally sufficient for helping to protect a tooth that has damaged by acidic erosion. Fillings help to seal a tooth against further exposure to food and bacteria that could lead to continued erosion and even infection.

By using tooth-colored composite resin these tooth fillings can have aesthetic benefits as well as the functional ones, since the resin can be shaded and sculpted to match surrounding natural teeth. This resin also bonds incredibly tightly with teeth, allowing for great security.