What Causes Cavities?
Bacteria trapped inside the mouth excrete acids that cause cavities. When acid and saliva mix with oral bacteria, plaque is created. Plaque contains harsh acids and sticks to the enamel on your teeth, exposing your teeth to toxins and damage.
Good oral hygiene, such as regular brushing and flossing, helps remove dental plaque and prevent it from growing into tartar. Regularly visiting the dentist for professional cleaning will further reduce the appearance of plaque or tartar and prevent it from causing decay and cavities.
Unfortunately, in some cases, cavities cannot be prevented even with good oral hygiene and preventive treatment. For such cases, our dentists in Glendale offer effective and prompt treatments that restore smiles and cover the troublesome cavities with tooth-colored dental fillings.
At AZ Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, our top priority is our patient’s oral health and cosmetic appearance.
Our tooth-colored resin fillings are metal-free and natural-looking. At our facility in Glendale, we are equipped with all the latest technology that allows us to efficiently blend the filling to the natural shade of your teeth.
Metal-Free Dental Filling Technology
At AZ Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we believe in providing state-of-the-art facilities to our patients. Old fashioned metal fillings have now been replaced with advanced technology composite resin fillings, which mimic your teeth’ natural look and feel.
The high-quality material used in our fillings blends well with the natural color of your teeth, leaving you with a beautiful, radiant smile.
Benefits of Composite Resin Fillings
Composite resin fillings have numerous advantages:
- Metal fillings are known to move from their space after being exposed to hot or cold temperatures (they expand and contract). When you have metal fillings, you regularly have to visit the dentist’s office for maintenance and control yourself from enjoying hot and cold foods. In comparison, composite resin fillings do not move from their place and remain intact for longer.
- By expanding and contracting, metal fillings leave space for bacteria to penetrate the gum line and cause decay. Tooth-colored fillings prevent that by sticking to their position.
- To place metal fillings, the dentist has to scratch and prepare the tooth’s surface. Tooth-colored fillings require minimal removal of enamel.
Our dentists at Glendale take pride in providing top-notch services to all patients. We believe that the quality of dental care services helps the overall well-being of our patients and therefore ensure that we deliver nothing but the best.
Schedule an appointment at our clinic for a comprehensive screening and cleaning today.