Tooth Fillings in Folsom from Dr. George Chen
Even if you brush your teeth and floss semi-regularly, it may still be possible to get cavities. Cavities are small holes in the teeth caused by bacteria and mistakes with oral hygiene. Most children and adults will have at least one cavity in their life, and when you have that cavity it is important to prevent further decay with what’s known as a tooth filling.
Why Receive Dental Fillings?
On their own, not all cavities are initially problematic. While some do cause tooth pain, others may not cause any issues for years. But all cavities are a form of tooth decay, and if not cleaned and sealed, these cavities may lead to further dental problems, ultimately requiring a root canal or possibly a loss of the tooth.
That is why all cavities should be disinfected, cleaned, and filled by a quality Folsom dentist. At Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry, we provide safe, comfortable mercury free fillings for our Folsom patients, and are happy to take on new patients that have tooth pain or may need fillings completed.
Our Inlays and Onlays – Tooth Colored Restoration
For many years, the most common type of filling was the metal filling. But these fillings have been shown to have several problems. Not only are they less pleasing to the eye – they also break down over time and break. This allows bacteria to go back into the cavities and continue the tooth decay.
Silver fillings also contain mercury, which may damage and stain teeth and gums.
We use almost exclusively tooth colored restorations, including porcelain inlays and other forms of tooth colored restoration. Unlike silver fillings, these fillings are stronger, longer lasting, and look like teeth – so you don’t have to ever be embarrassed of your smile.
Silver Fillings Replacement – Our Metal Fillings Replacement Services
In addition to offering fillings for those that have cavities, we also offer silver filling replacements. These replacements come in two separate appointments. At the first appointment:
- We will remove the old filling.
- We will remove any additional decay.
- We will make an impression of your teeth.
We will then put a temporary onlay it is place to keep it safe. Then, when you come in for the second appointment, the temporary onlay will be removed, a conditioning gel will be placed on the tooth, bonding cement will be used to cement the new, custom onlay to the tooth, and the tooth is polished to look like other teeth.
The result is a brand new tooth with a great look and feel, with much better reliability than traditional silver fillings.
Call Esthetic Reflections for Your Tooth Fillings
Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry is a Folsom based full-service dentist that does fillings for those in Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Granite Bay, Rancho Cordova, and more. We accept most forms of insurance as well. If you are interested in getting your fillings completed, call us today at Folsom Office Phone Number 916-983-6051.