DENTAL TOOTH FILLINGS
Most people will experience having a cavity at some point in their lifetime. If you have ever needed a filling, you understand that you want to treat the cavity when it is as small as possible. This prevents the need to have something like a root canal or a crown later on. What you may not have considered though, is how the material of the filling can also minimize the impact of the treatment on your tooth.
In the majority of cases, Dr. Aiello uses tooth colored composite restorations, also known as white dental fillings. The white teeth fillings are color matched and look natural against your tooth, and they also require less tooth preparation than traditional amalgam fillings. Tooth-colored fillings preserve the most tooth structure possible. Rather than being wedged into the tooth, the white filling actually bonds with it.
How Do I Know if I Have a Cavity?
Some people may never realize that they have a cavity. That is why it is so important to schedule routine check-ups with Dr. Aiello. This allows us to pinpoint cavities when they are as small as possible, before they can spread to adjacent teeth. A few symptoms to be on the lookout for include:
- Rough or Sharp Areas on Your Tooth
- Food Packing Inside or Between Your Teeth
- Sensitivity to Sweets
- Pain or Soreness
- Visible Dark Areas
If you suspect that you may have a cavity – call our Clinton Township dentist today.
Dr. Aiello will answer all of your questions and explain each of his findings with you so that you can make an informed decision about your care.