If you live in the Alpharetta, GA area, we’d love to see your smiling face in one of our chairs this year! There is much that Dr. Morton can do to help keep you on the good road, and to bring you back quickly should you ever get off track.
It is always in your best interest to have a dentist you can see regularly and who can detect and treat any problems in their early stages, so that your health can be restored in a pleasant and painless fashion. This is especially true when it comes to cavities (unless you like the idea of root canals, extractions, and so forth).
Keep reading to hear all about our great forward-looking restorative treatments for tooth decay, and then be sure to follow up to schedule your next appointment at Mint 32 Dentistry.
Treating Cavities The Modern Way
If you are of a certain age, you probably remember those unseemly silver dental fillings that used to be commonplace. The effectiveness of these treatments has always been shown to be high. Yet, there have been some very real complaints about the use of metal.
Amalgam is anything but discreet and so it looks like a dark metallic blotch on your otherwise pretty teeth. Plus, old-style fillings can actually make your tooth more vulnerable to fracture and cause damage to the nearby healthy tooth structures. Who wants to deal with that? Fortunately, at Mint 32, you won’t have to.
At our practice, we can now offer a new, safe, and aesthetically-pleasing material for fillings: composite. In fact, these days, Dr. Morton only uses composite resin filling material. Composite consists of a blend of resins that lends itself well to the appearance of your natural teeth. Unlike metal, these tooth-colored fillings will look and feel like they actually belong in your mouth.
That means we can now fill a cavity very discreetly and the composite resin we use will also have superior bonding properties that allow for increased longevity.
How It Works With Tooth-Colored Fillings
Getting a tooth-colored filling from us is easy.
Here’s the deal: we will start out by numbing the relevant region of your mouth. And if you are anxious about the procedure, we can explore options for relaxing the rest of your body.
Then, we can clean the cavity by removing the decayed tissue. After the cavity has been cleared, we will apply the putty-like composite resin material in thin layers. We will be able to shape these layers to match the surface of your tooth.
Finally, our team will harden the resin with a high-intensity light and polish it to match the shade of your teeth. That’s really all there is to it. Then you’ll be able to take your new and improved smile and share it worth the world. Remember, the material we use for tooth-colored fillings is all BPA free and will bond seamlessly with your teeth, so there will be nothing showing in your mouth to remind you of your cavities.
Restore Your Smile Today!
Has it been awhile since your last dental appointment? Do you think you might have one or more cavities? Contact us today to schedule a visit with Dr. Morton at Mint 32 Dentistry of Alpharetta, Georgia!