Does your tooth hurt but you don’t know what’s wrong? Do you have a broken or cracked silver filling that is bothering you? You may be in need of dental fillings or tooth fillings from Mint 32 Dentistry in Alpharetta, GA. Dr. Morton can correct tooth decay with composite resin fillings. Let us help you today.
Why would I need a dental filling?
We have a variety of patients that seek us out for something as simple as a filling based on the options of the different types of dental materials that we provide our patients. We do not use any of the old mercury amalgam metal fillings from the past. Instead we only utilize bonded tooth-colored restorations. There are resin materials that people choose to pursue because of their conservative nature and their aesthetic result, and then we also offer patients porcelain options, which may be much stronger, still very aesthetic, and also bonding and reinforcing the tooth. They actually help strengthen the tooth with their use. Those are the materials that we tend to use for fillings, either a resin-based option or a porcelain-based option, but ultimately, it's up to the patient to choose which they prefer.
Many patients seek us out for the replacement of the old mercury amalgam fillings either because they are concerned about the mercury that's in the metal, and that's a personal decision that they may have. Others may have breakdown, decay around the old metal fillings, and so we discuss options of replacing those based on the evident need that the tooth may have or teeth may have. Ultimately, we always remove the metal fillings, the mercury amalgams with isolation and in a manner that protects the patient so that they're not ingesting or inhaling the mercury vapors that are released upon the removal of those fillings.
Harmful bacteria on teeth can lead to decay. Untreated decay may cause further complications, such as pain or infection. Composite fillings are a safe, effective solution to help preserve your teeth. Composite fillings are made of a tooth-colored, composite resin. This resin is strong, durable, and aesthetic. We gently remove decayed tissue and place your filling to help prevent further damage.
If you need to get safe and effective tooth fillings, you can schedule your appointment at Mint 32 Dentistry in Alpharetta, GA dental office by calling 770-901-2719 today, or use our online form and schedule your appointment right now.