Tooth-Colored Fillings For More Subtle Cavity Treatments In San Carlos, CA
Welcome to another February edition of our oral health blog! Thanks for stopping by our virtual home.
…concerned about your oral health?
…in need of preventive or restorative dental care?
…looking for a dentist you can trust in San Carlos, CA?
Then you have hit the dental jackpot!
At the office of Dr. Ghina Morad, we make it our mission to help you keep your mouth clean and your smile looking great, all through life. Scheduling appointments with us every 3-6 months for professional teeth cleanings and thorough dental exams will go a long way towards keeping your mouth healthy and free of disease and decay.
If a cavity should appear, it is always better to be able to catch the decay in its early stages, so that your health can be restored quickly!
Treating Cavities In San Carlos, CA
You may already know that, as decay begins to take hold of your tooth, a small hole will develop. This is the start of a cavity. Will you be able to tell? Sometimes, but not always. You may begin to notice bad breath and an increased sensitivity to hot and cold.
Fortunately, your cavity can be easily fixed at this juncture, if it is noticed by one of our oral health care professionals.
However, if treatment is not sought early enough, you might be confronted with the need for a root canal. Worse yet, you might even require an extraction followed by an artificial tooth replacement surgery (dental implants).
Dental Fillings Are Better Than Ever
For decades, dental fillings have been employed to protect teeth that have been damaged due to decay. Allowing us to address your decay with fillings can help prevent the situation from evolving into a major problem.
You may remember the ugly grey (and very noticeable) metallic fillings that dentists used to use. You know, the ones that also contain mercury. If you’ve ever had one, you’ll be reminded every time you open your mouth!
We decided that we could do better than that for you, which is why, at the office of Dr. Ghina Morad, DMD, we are now able to offer you a safe, effective, natural-looking alternative to traditional amalgam fillings.
That’s right, we now have composite dental fillings for restoring your smile!
Mercury-Free Is The Way To Be
What do composite dental fillings entail? Well, composite is made from a mix of plastics and glass. That means that these fillings can be matched to the color of your teeth.
We are pleased to report that that once a composite filling is placed, it is just as effective as an amalgam filling, lasts just as long, and will not negatively impact your appearance like traditional metal fillings would.
Doesn’t that sound nice?
We Make It Easy To Begin Again
We promise to go easy on you! And there won’t be any condescending lectures to add insult to injury. In our San Carlos, CA dental office, you can rest assured that we’ll make treating cavities a quick and comfortable experience.
And know this: if you suffer from any level of dental anxiety or dental phobia, we have several sedation options available to help put your fears to rest while we work on restoring the health of your tooth.
Reclaim Your Smile Today!
Don’t put off your restorative dentistry treatment. Contact us to make an appointment today! We can’t wait to see you in our San Carlos, CA dental office!