Tooth Colored Fillings

Melissa Family Dental & OrthodonticsWhen the hardest substance in the human body turns to mush the invisible tooth colored fillings are your solution.
We all know what cavities are. Most of us know that SUGAR is the main culprit of cavities. When we eat carbohydrates or sugared drinks bacteria in our mouth turn them in to PLAQUE and bacteria in the plaque makes acid which turns our Rock like teeth into cottage cheese like mush.

When cavities are small you may not be aware of it until they become big and start to cause following signs and symptoms

  • Older fillings breaking or cracking
  • Sensitivity to hot, cold, sweet, sour foods
  • Black or brown stains on your teeth.

Sometimes cavities occur where two teeth meet, these are called FLOSSING CAVITIES. They arise when we don’t floss our teeth and bacteria causes tooth destruction between teeth. Most patients are not aware of them as they are usually detected on Dental X-rays.

Solution to the cavities depends on many things like where it is located, how big it is, how close to the nerve it is, how much tooth destruction has already happened.