Cavities are one of the most common dental problems for patients of all ages, and tooth-colored fillings remain one of the most effective ways to treat them. If you have a cavity, schedule an appointment for a filling with Subha Yerabollu, DDS, at Prime Family Dentistry in Chantilly, Virginia. Dr. Yerabollu can make your smile healthy again and keep it looking great with a tooth-colored filling. Request your visit today by calling the office or request an appointment online.
A tooth-colored filling is a white colored filling material that Dr. Yerabollu at Prime Family Dentistry uses to fill cavities in the mouth and also for fixing small chips and fractures of the teeth. Tooth cavities are caused by tooth decay, one of the most common dental conditions.
Fillings used to be made exclusively from silver or gold, which are strong and reliable substances but aren’t aesthetically pleasing. Dr. Yerabollu prefers to treat patients with composite resin fillings that match the color of natural teeth, which ensures your smile remains cosmetically unscathed.
Tooth-colored fillings keep your tooth healthy by sealing up holes caused by cavities and preventing further decay.
Silver and gold fillings also require the removal of much more of your natural tooth structure than a tooth-colored filling does, meaning your tooth-colored filling enables Dr. Yerabollu to leave more of your natural smile untouched.
Some of the indications that you have a cavity that requires filling include:
If you experience any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment with Prime Family Dentistry. Dr. Yerabollu can take digital X-rays and examine your mouth to determine if you have tooth decay that needs treatment with a filling before it becomes a larger issue that may require a crown or, in the worst case, an extraction.
A filling effectively seals the hole in your tooth where you have decay. By sealing that hole, your filling prevents the decay from doing any further damage. It also keeps new decay from forming and affecting your tooth.
Fillings can also improve your smile cosmetically by filling in any unsightly holes or cracks in your teeth. This gives you a more uniform smile that you’ll be happy to share with the world.
To learn more about how Prime Family Dentistry can improve your smile with tooth-colored fillings, schedule a consultation today by calling the office or requesting online.