It may be tempting to ignore a cavity or area of tooth decay if it is not causing you any problems. But as our dentist can tell you, problems will definitely arise over time. Instead of putting off your visit with Dr. Vaughn Teuscher, call Two Rivers Dentistry at 360-256-1202. We can repair your smile with a composite dental filling in Vancouver, Washington.
When patients needed to have a dental cavity filled in the past, mercury was their only option for filling material. Many additional options exist today, including having a cavity filled with tooth-colored materials. This is the ideal choice for people who want to disguise the fact they have had dental work performed by having their filling appear the same color as their teeth.
As more has come to be known about the long-term risk of mercury fillings, some patients have decided to have them removed and replaced with tooth colored ones. Although generally safe, there is always the small chance a mercury filling could break free and enter the bloodstream through saliva.
Tooth-Colored Fillings at Two Rivers Dentistry
Dr. Teuscher will use white filling composite material to create tooth-colored fillings for patients who prefer this option. He uses the same type of material to create inlays and onlays. Most people who request white cosmetic fillings do so for cosmetic reasons. However, our dentist and team know that this material performs significantly better than mercury in terms of preserving the structure of teeth that have been diagnosed with cavities.
Another benefit of tooth-colored fillings is that the clear color makes it possible for our dentist to apply dental sealants in the same appointment. If you require dental sealants, having them applied as soon as possible helps to prevent additional decay of the tooth in question.
Prevent Loss of Teeth in the Future by Filling Cavities Today
While it can be disheartening to hear that you have a cavity that needs to be filled, this is a much better alternative than having the tooth extracted later due to decay. As soon as you notice any sign of decay on your teeth, it is important to schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible. If you desire a tooth colored filling, we will make sure that the shade matches your existing teeth as closely as possible. The result is a filling that looks so natural that you forget you ever had a cavity.
Contact Us With Additional Questions
Whether you have questions about the cost of tooth colored fillings or the steps our dentist and team follow to apply them, just let us know. Our team is happy to help you in this regard. When it comes to preserving your teeth and maintaining your appearance, you cannot go wrong with having tooth-colored fillings installed at Two Rivers Dentistry.