Posts Categorized: Dental Filling

A Filling Can Provide Long-Term Support After A Cavity

When a cavity affects a tooth, it does permanent damage that will have to be addressed. While you may not be able to naturally grow back the tissues destroyed by decay, restorative dental work can provide you with a restoration that keeps the tooth safe, while also giving it important functional support. Our Shrewsbury, MA… Read more »

We Can Provide Fillings That Match Your Tooth Structure

With the consistent care you enjoy at routine dental exams, and important oral hygiene efforts at home, you can successfully keep your teeth free from dental decay. Unfortunately, cavities are still a common problem, and they can even affect those individuals who feel confident in their oral care routine. When our Shrewsbury, MA dental practice… Read more »

Providing Cavity Treatment With A Dental Filling

Treating a cavity with a dental filling protects you from future infections, and helps keep your tooth stable after decayed material is removed from your enamel. Your dentist will use a resin material that looks like your tooth enamel, so you will not have to worry about a conspicuous restoration that disrupts your appearance. This… Read more »

Silver Or White? Which Filling Would You Rather Have?

By the time most Americans reach the age of 65 they have suffered from a cavity. In fact, according to one study, 96 percent of Americans have had at least one cavity by the time they reach that age. Regardless of how well you take care of your teeth, you may still get cavities. Tooth… Read more »

Don’t Broadcast Your Fillings

At one time, metal fillings were the only option for treating a cavity. Even today you may still have metal fillings in your mouth, so when you laugh or yawn they are super noticeable. However, since the development of tooth-colored composite resin dental material, tooth-colored, or white fillings, are the more commonly placed filling.  White… Read more »

3 Reasons To Choose Tooth-Colored Fillings

Dental fillings are meant to fill the holes left in your teeth by tooth decay. For decades the only filling material available was metal. There were gold fillings, which were the strongest and most expensive, or silver amalgam, a mixture of metals held together with mercury. Finally, composite resin, or tooth-colored fillings were invented. Since… Read more »

Do You Need a Dental Filling?

Have you begun experiencing sensitivity when you try to enjoy a perfectly hot cup of coffee in the mornings, or an iced cold glass of tea on a sunny afternoon? Do you pass up dessert, now, for fear of the discomfort it will cause? Have you been troubled by the appearance of grey lines or… Read more »

Start the Year Right, with Restoration for Your Smile

No one wants to spend a new year stuck with the same old dental problems. But many people, even those suffering from dental pain, delay restorative treatment because they are worried about what the procedures will entail, or the cost. Actually, many restorative dental treatments are relatively simple and minimally invasive procedures, which can drastically… Read more »

Got Questions for Your Restorative Dentist? Part One

Are you tired of suffering with dental pain in silence? Or, are you feeling curious why there’s a seemingly sudden change in your gumline? Many patients delay a trip to the dentist, out of concern about discomfort or the cost of restorative treatment. However, most are relieved as soon as they’ve had their smile problems… Read more »

Cavity Dampening Your Holiday Spirit? A Filling Can Help

If you’ve got the wintertime blues due to a cavity, restorative dentistry can certainly help. Often a simple tooth filling is enough to restore a tooth after a cavity. The key is simply to seek treatment as soon as you notice a problem, when minimally invasive treatment can still be effective. Otherwise you increase the… Read more »