“Oh, no!” you may think to yourself, “not another filling!” We understand. What you want is to come in to see our Southlake, TX team, learn that your smile is in perfect health, then head home. We would love for this to be your experience, too! However, from time to time, you may end up experiencing tooth decay. While you can feel extremely upset about needing a dental filling, you can also realize that they are so exceptionally advantageous that it’s probably better to smile about it! When you become more familiar with the benefits and what they truly mean for you, you’ll have an easier time appreciating restorative care!
#1: You’re Saving Most Of Your Tooth Tissue
Remember that when you come in for a visit for tooth decay, we are going to place a composite dental filling. This is another way of saying “white” or “tooth-colored.” The composite is the material, which is metal-free. When we place it, we remove less tissue than is required of a metal filling. The end result: You retain much of your dental tissue, so your tooth may remain healthy and strong longer than you were expecting.
#2: You Are Avoiding The Need For A Crown
Did you realize that when you come straight in for your dental filling to remove your tooth decay and resolve your cavity that you’re stopping the problem from growing? As you stop tooth decay from worsening and claiming even more of your dental tissue, you’re preventing yourself from needing a more expensive and intensive treatment like a dental crown, which covers your tooth.
#3: You Get To Act Like Decay Didn’t Happen To You
Yes, of course, we know that you had a cavity. You know it, too! However, once your composite dental filling is in place, you basically get to act like decay never affected you! Yes, you should keep it in mind, so you are more on track with your prevention and better prepared to keep additional cavities from forming. However, as for the aftermath of receiving a filling with us: It’s as though nothing ever happened. You get your comfort back (composite won’t cause sensitivity like metal can), your function (your tooth is whole and healthy again!), and your appearance (your filling will match your tooth, so nobody can tell, including you).
Receive Your Filling With Us
When decay affects your tooth, remember that promoting the progress and health of your smile by coming to our practice to receive a dental filling is going to be your best bet. Simply call our team! Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.