Dr. Tracey Hughes top priority is the safety, well being and comfort of each patient. Our Louisville, CO dentist office Boulder Valley Dental Center offers only metal free dental filling.
Treating Tooth Decay
Dental fillings are a common and routine treatment for the repair of tooth decay. Most patients will receive a dental filling at some point in their lives. Tooth decay is the most common dental health concern and when caught early can be treated conservatively with a dental filling. The dental filling procedure is fairly simple, and most patients experience little to no discomfort during the procedure.
In the past, metal fillings were the standard. As science and technology have advanced, dentists have discovered that metal fillings are not only unsightly, they also can leak mercury, allowing bacteria to enter the compromised tooth.
Metal free dental fillings are not just more aesthetically pleasing, they are safer and provide lasting and durable results. Dr. Hughes uses composite dental fillings. These tooth colored fillings can be color matched to blend naturally with your tooth for a beautiful aesthetic result.
Replacing Metal Fillings
Many patients already have several metal fillings in their teeth. For patients who are unsatisfied with the appearance of their metal fillings, they may qualify to have them replaced with composite resin fillings. Often times patients with metal fillings in their “smile-zone” choose to have them replaced with white fillings and enjoy a more natural and beautiful smile.
Preventing Tooth Decay
Preventing tooth decay is possible. Brushing and flossing twice daily is your first defense against the development of tooth decay. Brushing and flossing remove daily food debris and bacteria and helps to prevent the build up of tartar and plaque. It is also important to visit Dr. Hughes at least once every six months. Bi-annual dental checks ups and professional teeth cleanings help keep teeth healthy and allow Dr. Hughes to catch developing oral health concerns early.
Schedule A Consultation
If you experience tenderness, pain, or swelling it is important to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hugehs as soon as possible. Early diagnosis of tooth decay can prevent the need for more complex procedures such as a root canal or tooth extraction. Dental fillings can Succesful treat minor to moderate tooth decay while preserving the natural tooth for a more stable and lasting bite. To schedule, a consultation with DR. Huges call our Louisville, CO dentist office or click here to request an appointment online.