At Brewer Family Dental, we understand the importance of dental work, not just for your health, but for aesthetics as well. Filling cavities is essential in maintaining your healthy tooth structure and preventing further decay. Until recent years, with advancements in dental technology and materials, filling a cavity meant a glaring reminder every time you opened your mouth.
Not only are metal fillings unsightly, but the trace amounts of mercury found in metal fillings can be toxic to the human body. Metal fillings also had a tendency to expand and contract with changes in temperature, allowing for bacteria to enter, and sometimes even cracking the tooth itself.
The good news is, today, instead of using metal to fill cavities, we use a tooth colored resin that blends in seamlessly with your natural teeth – no one will know you’ve had a filling (except you and Dr. Brewer, of course, but he won’t tell if you won’t). Not only are tooth colored fillings nearly invisible to the naked eye, but the materials used are safer for the human body, and will not expand/contract with changing temperature, making them a durable and long-lasting solution for cavities caused by decay.
Aside from stopping tooth decay in its tracks and restoring teeth to their beautiful, natural form and function, this tooth colored resin material can also be used for cosmetic purposes. If you have minor chips, cracks, spaces, or teeth that are slightly misshapen, tooth colored resin can be used to achieve desired results.
At Brewer Family Dental, we understand the importance of taking care of your family’s health. We also understand that health and dental care can be costly, especially if you have no insurance or out-of-network insurance. That’s why we are happy to offer flexible in-office financing options to help you get the care you need without breaking the bank.
If you have any questions about tooth colored fillings, or would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Brewer, your Lexington dentist at Brewer Family Dental, please give us a call today at (859) 277-7721.