Aesthetic Repair of Cavities for Patients
- Posted on: Oct 15 2018
The team at Clarendon Dental offers solutions for patients who are faced with destructive conditions such as cavities. In the past, many dentists have used silver amalgam fillings. Not only are these materials unhealthy for the human body, but they are also not aesthetic. They stand out as dark gray structure that makes it obvious to others that dental repairs were performed. Instead, we encourage patients to book a consultation visit with Dr. Danine Fresch Gray to find out if they can utilize another material known as composite resin bonding.
Our dentist in Arlington, VA describes composite bonding as a special, tooth-colored resin that can be worked into areas of decay, hardened with a dental light, and polished to look like natural tooth enamel. This is one of the most effective ways of restoring teeth, especially as a filling. Composite resin bonding is also used over the natural teeth to cover problems such as chipped teeth, gaps between teeth, and even unusually shaped teeth. This versatile restoration is readily available for patients to use in restoring the smile in a variety of different ways.
How does decay occur?
Preventative care is the best way of avoiding the development of tooth decay. Cavities can eat away at natural tooth enamel and can become a bigger problem if they reach the inner portion of the tooth canals. This area holds the dental pulp. If infected, patients can experience a severe toothache and will need further treatment in the form of a root canal. instead, patients can avoid costly repairs to their smile with early intervention of dental decay. A physical examination as well as x-rays can be used to diagnose dental caries and ensure repair with safe and appropriate materials.
Find out if composite fillings are perfect for your smile
Patients interested in aesthetic repairs of their smile after the development of cavities are welcome to visit the practice of Dr. Danine Fresch Gray to ask about composite resin fillings as an alternative to more traditional means such as the use of silver amalgam materials. Her practice is located at 2700 Clarendon Boulevard. Contact us at (703) 525-5901 for an appointment.
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