Treating Cavities with More Modern Fillings

The thing about cavities is that most people will experience at least one in their lifetime. That’s why tooth fillings – the go-to treatment for mild to moderate cavities – are one of the most frequently performed restorative dental treatments. The cavity, or hole, in your tooth can be thoroughly cleaned and then filled with a customized, biocompatible resin that blends in with your tooth structure. Once placed, the tooth-colored filling restores your tooth’s strength and integrity so it can once again function properly. It also protects your cavity from oral bacteria that could infect it once again. Because the resin matches your tooth color and shade, it also offers a highly esthetic solution to restoring your tooth.

How Tooth-Colored Fillings Benefit You

The reason fillings are popular is because cavities are common and treating them is necessary to alleviate the discomfort they cause. Compared to more conventional filling materials, like metal amalgam, tooth-colored composite resin offers patients a number of benefits, including:

  • More lifelike appearance for your tooth
  • Less risk of further infection
  • No damage to your tooth structure
  • Better conformity to the cavity’s shape
  • And more

Restore You Cavity with a Custom Tooth Filling

When a cavity strikes, you can treat it with minimal discomfort and with lifelike esthetic results by choosing a modern, tooth-colored filling. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Saxonburg Dental Care in Saxonburg, PA, today at (724) 352-4440. We also proudly serve patients who live in Sarver, Butler, Cabot, Freeport, Natrona Heights, Tarentum and all of Western PA.