Almost everyone will get a cavity at some point, and our goal at North End Dental Care is to catch and treat them sooner rather than later. We do this by recommending twice-yearly dental exams and cleanings for our patients so we can identify tooth decay before it becomes a significant problem and compromises your oral health.
Dr. Chris Moriarty believes in offering his patients the latest and best that dentistry has to offer, and that includes essential services like dental fillings. Tooth-colored composite fillings are strong and durable, and the material blends with your teeth so we can make seamless repairs.
Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
When you have a cavity, it’s healthier for you if we treat it as soon as possible. Untreated tooth decay spreads, and at some point, it may compromise so much of the tooth that we need to place a dental crown instead of a filling.
We need to fill the cavity, and to do so, we choose tooth-colored fillings for a couple of reasons:
Blends Seamlessly with Your Smile
Dr. Moriarty understands that a healthy smile is essential, but everyone wants to look their best. The tooth-colored filling material is a mixture of glass and resin particles that reflect light similarly to dental enamel. When we shade the filling material to match the tooth we’re treating, and Dr. Moriarty expertly places it on your tooth, the result is a strong, durable repair that is virtually undetectable.
Preserves Healthy Tooth Structure
As science and research reveal how your oral health and general health are related, dentists like Dr. Moriarty make it a priority to retain healthy tooth structure for as long as possible. Because of the process we use to place a filling, we can bond it directly to your tooth without the need to remove otherwise healthy tooth structure.
Corrects Cosmetic Smile Flaws
Because of the realistic appearance of tooth-colored composites, we also use the material for an affordable cosmetic procedure called dental bonding. If you want to improve the aesthetics of a tooth—whether it’s the size, shape, or color—dental bonding is a non-invasive, conservative cosmetic solution that addresses all these flaws.
Bonding is a straightforward process, so Dr. Moriarty can also fix several smile flaws during a single cosmetic dentistry appointment at our Manchester, NH dental office.
Do You Have a Cavity and Need a Filling?
At North End Dental Care, we promote preventive dentistry like exams and teeth cleanings as the easiest and most affordable way to prevent cavities. However, we know that not everyone is as proactive with their oral health as they should be, and problems can develop. If and when they do, you can trust us to provide the non-judgmental care and treatment you deserve.
Please call our Manchester, NH Dental office at (603) 668-6360, and we will be happy to help you schedule a convenient appointment.