According to the Centers for Disease Control, cavities are the most common chronic disease of children and adolescents, six to 19. Cavities also affects adults, with nine out of 10 over the age of 20 having some degree of tooth-root decay.
We’re excited to offer tooth-colored fillings to our patients. Using this simple restoration, we can repair the damage caused by the cavity without anyone ever knowing. We can actually blend the material so that it perfectly matches the shade of your natural enamel!
In addition to being virtually invisible, composite fillings also require less of your healthy tooth structure be removed than metal fillings do. Plus, since the material actually bonds to your teeth, there’s less risk of the filling failing and requiring replacement.
Composite tooth-colored filling material has another use, as well. Because it can be molded to just about any shape, we can use the material to make aesthetic improvements to your teeth. For instance, we can fill in chips, conceal areas of discolorations, close gaps between teeth and even elongate teeth that look short or worn down. Depending on the extent of the fix, we can often complete repairs in just one appointment, making bonding a faster, more affordable alternative to veneers.
Routine check-ups are vital and allow us to catch cavities in their earliest stages. Please call to schedule your next check-up with your Atlantis, Lake Worth and Boynton Beach dentist, Dr. Yagi Patel.