Improve the Health of Your Teeth
Caused by bacteria that destroy the tooth’s enamel and underlying dentin, a dental cavity forms from tooth decay that can cause:
- Pain when chewing
- Sensitivity to sugar
- Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
Left untreated, the decay may destroy the tooth completely, resulting in a root canal to save the tooth, or loss of the tooth entirely. Seeking immediate treatment if you are experiencing any pain or discomfort can prevent further decay and, ultimately, save the rest of your teeth from infection.
Fillings That Blend Seamlessly into Your Smile
To treat a dental cavity, Dr. Jeremy Wehrman will remove any decay from the tooth before replacing it with a composite filling. Unlike traditional metal fillings,composite fillings are an effective, long-lasting mixture of plastic and glass customized to match the color of your natural teeth. This results in a filling that will blend discreetly into your smile.
Replace Old Fillings to Prevent Cavities from Progressing
As fillings age, most commonly older metal fillings, they sometimes weaken and form holes through which bacteria can regain access to the inner layers of the tooth. Other times, the filling may break or fall out altogether. In any case, the health of the tooth is once again put at risk of decay. Replacing an older, damaged or missing filling as soon as possible can prevent the decay from progressing. In these situations, Dr. Wehrman can restore your filling for you.
Protect the health of your smile with a natural-looking composite filling to treat tooth decay. Call our office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wehrman, a member of the American Dental Association.