Why Are Fillings Important?
Cavities are generally small holes that are noticeable on the surface of the tooth enamel. Although you may experience some symptoms, like tooth sensitivity and pain, many cavities are asymptomatic. During your biannual checkup, Dr. Kohani can assess your dental health and check for any cavities that may be present.
Just because cavities are tiny and relatively easy to address does not mean that they should remain untreated. If left to progress, cavities can expand, allowing plaque and tartar to spread and leading to potential infection.
The treatments available to stabilize and prevent disease are costly and expensive; catching cavities early on will keep your teeth, gums and body healthy without the need for extensive treatment.
Filling Your Cavities
If you have a cavity, it’s important for Dr. Kohani to treat it before moving on to other procedures that you desire. Cosmetic and orthodontic treatments will not be possible without addressing all underlying conditions first.
Dr. Kohani fills all cavities with composite material, which is made to match the color of your existing teeth. Composite, or tooth-colored fillings, are usually made from acrylic and glass in a powdered form and are shaded to blend in seamlessly with your dentition. As a result, your filling is hardly discernible from your smile.
Most patients want to maintain the natural appearance of their smile as much as possible or enhance it to look brighter or straighter. A tooth-colored filling makes it possible for you to improve your oral health without compromising your appearance.
Whereas silver fillings are somewhat conspicuous in the mouth, composite fillings are virtually invisible. The material also contains no mercury, which is often perceived as being a safer treatment option.