When the Halloween candy is gone (one way or another), we hope you don’t see something that takes away your smile.
You may notice your teeth are a little more sensitive. You might notice a dark sport forming. These can be signs of tooth decay, which will affect more than 90 percent of people in the United States during their lives.
At Prosthetic Dentistry of Tumwater, we can repair your decayed tooth so it looks and feels as good as new. Call 360-229-5861 now to make your appointment with us.
Take Charge Of Cavities
We realize that no one wants cavities. We also know that statistically, you probably will one day … if you haven’t already had one. Our team in Tumwater, WA, is prepared to help you when that day comes.
We offer tooth-colored fillings at our office.
With these, you get the same functional benefits of metal fillings. You are able to bite and chew without pain once again. The fillings also provide a level of protection against further decay. This is why gold and amalgam fillings have been used for so long.
Unfortunately, metal fillings can be distracting. Having shiny fillings can make some people uncomfortable with their smiles. The composite resin we use for our tooth fillings can be shaded to match the natural color of your tooth. After your filling is polished, it looks like a normal part of your smile.
Replace Your Old Fillings
As effective as fillings are, they don’t last forever. As a result, you should get them replaced when they are showing signs of wear and tear. That’s something our dentist can look for when you make an appointment with us.
As fillings get older, they can simply wear down. This can expose more sensitive parts of your tooth, which you may not be able to clean by brushing. Likewise, a crack in a filling can create the same problem.
In some cases, fillings even can separate from the inside of a tooth. In the worst-case scenario, a filling could fall out.
We would prefer to identify a worn-down filling before this happens, of course. When it is time to replace your filling, we can do so with one of our white fillings, regardless of what kind of filling you have now.
If a filling has been replaced multiple times, however, then you do have another option. A dental crown can be a longer-lasting replacement to repair your decayed tooth.
Our crowns are created with CAD/CAM technology. They providing natural-looking replacement teeth while giving you back your bite, too.
Take Care Of Your Smile
It’s important to continue practicing good preventive care. Brush, floss, and get regular dental cleanings. Nevertheless, you may find that you or someone you love needs a tooth filling. When that happens, we welcome you to call on Dr. Rick Jude and our team at Prosthetic Dentistry of Tumwater.