Cavities are one of the most common issues treated at the dentist. Yet many patients hesitate to get treatment because of concerns of unsightly fillings in their mouth. Our practice features tooth colored fillings that naturally blend into your teeth, which lets you maintain your natural, healthy smile.
Where do Cavities Come From?
Cavities are literal holes in the outer layer of the tooth, called the enamel.
Cavities come from tooth decay, which is caused by bacteria left over from eating and drinking.
Sugary foods, like soda, can cause extra decay because sugar feeds the bacteria, which allows it to multiply.
Decay is also more likely to be an issue when oral hygiene practices, such as brushing and flossing, are inconsistent.
Almost everyone has a cavity at some point in their lives.
Tooth Colored Fillings Can Help!
When left untreated, cavities grow and can quickly become problematic.
Untreated cavities will cause several serious issues:
- A toothache
- Sensitivity to hot or cold
- Tooth infection
- In severe cases, tooth loss
Cavities are routinely treated with a professional dental cleaning and a filling. The dentist cleans the cavity and fills it with a material that prevents bacteria from entering the site. Fillings are designed to last a long time but do occasionally need to be replaced.
Fillings are traditionally made from materials that can stand out from the rest of your teeth. Often, they are gold or silver in color. But many patients prefer modern filling materials that are made from composites that are very close in color to your teeth. This allows the filling to blend in naturally with the rest of your smile.
Natural, Healthy Smiles at Shah Dentistry
Whether you think you have a new cavity or an old filling is loose or has fallen out, Shah Dentistry is your destination in the Timonium-Lutherville area for tooth-colored fillings. Contact us today to schedule your new patient appointment!
Dr. Shah is a compassionate, caring, skilled dentist. I am not a fan of going to the dentist (any dentist), but Dr. Shah always takes the time to make me feel at ease. He recently gave my smile a much needed makeover with 5 porcelain crowns and I couldn't be happier.
Great service from the entire office. Scheduling is always a positive experience, cleanings are fast and effective and more-involved services are always conducted pain free. I also appreciate that Dr. Shah takes time to speak with you and set you at ease. Insurance and billing are always addressed in a timely manner. I would recommend this practice to everyone!