Even if you practice near-perfect dental care, tricky spots in your mouth and genetics can put you at risk of cavities. Cavities develop when harmful bacteria secrete acidic substances that “eat away” your enamel. Since your tooth can’t heal itself, a dental filling is the best way to prevent a cavity from progressing.
Maegan Elam, DDS and Associates in Bedford, Texas, uses composite resin fillings to treat cavities. We prefer white fillings because they’re esthetically appealing and bond seamlessly with your tooth to provide optimal protection while conserving much of your tooth’s structure.
Years back, amalgam dental fillings were the go-to treatment for cavities. While these fillings are strong and durable, they have aesthetics and safety concerns.
Today, many dentists have ditched silver-colored fillings for safer and more beautiful composite fillings. The benefits of treating cavities with composite fillings include:
Tooth decay is progressive – investing time to fix a minor problem can help you avoid significant ones down the line. If left untreated, a cavity grows larger, requiring extensive restorative treatments, or worse – having your tooth extracted!
We know a trip to the dentist can be anxiety-provoking for some people. Dr. Maegan Elam works hard to ensure all our patients are comfortable. So, whether it’s a cavity filling or other treatment, we deliver exceptional care.
Please call (817) 241-3535 to book your appointment today! Get a healthier, cavity-free smile with composite fillings at Maegan Elam, DDS, and Associates.