Bringing Back Your Tooth’s Health and Natural Appearance
Did you know that your tooth enamel is the strongest material in your body? It’s true! However, just because tooth enamel is incredibly strong does not mean that it is invincible. Your tooth enamel can be worn down from poor dental hygiene habits, acidic or sugary foods, smoking and tobacco use, and more. As your enamel wears down, the acid from plaque begins to eat away at your teeth, exposing the inner layers and causing discomfort and making your teeth more sensitive.
The process of bacteria and acids eating away at your teeth is what we call tooth decay. When tooth decay is caught early – typically during your semi-annual appointments – our dentist and team can provide early treatment to halt tooth decay in its tracks and restore your tooth’s health. Typically, treatments for early tooth decay involve a dental filling.
Dental fillings are a type of restoration that replace the damaged part of your natural tooth. Fillings can be made a variety of materials, including amalgam (silver) and composite (tooth-colored) resin. Both are popular choices, and both produce safe, effective results. The difference, however, is that composite fillings are made to match your natural tooth color so that they blend in with your smile.
Getting a dental filling take just one quick appointment to Burkart Dental. To start, Dr. John Burkart will numb the area around the tooth. Next, we will remove all the damaged parts of your tooth and fill in the resulting hole with the filling material, which is molded to resemble the shape and size of your tooth. The filling material is then hardened so that it can adhere to your tooth.
If you require a dental filling in Aurora, Colorado, you can trust our dentist to give you a comfortable, effective treatment that will restore your oral health to its fullest. Give us a call today at 303-693-7330 to learn more and set up your appointment!