January 11, 2014
For many people, having a beautiful, flawless smile is a goal they want to accomplish. Whether they want their smile perfectly aligned or shining as bright as the sun, having a healthy, beautiful smile is a sign of vitality and health. If you have metal fillings, you may find it difficult to be confident in your smile. Metal, or amalgam, fillings can cause your smile to look incomplete, as well as cause harm to the rest of your body. Because Dr. Jeffrey Nichols and Dr. Ryan Collins understand their patients wanting a seamless smile, they are able to offer their patients tooth-colored fillings.
Tooth-colored fillings are made of a composite resin, and we are able to exactly match the color of your smile so the fillings do not look unnatural. There are many benefits to tooth-colored fillings that you may not be aware of. When we address a dental issue, such as a cavity, we are able to remove the decay and keep more of your natural tooth structure along with it. With tooth-colored fillings, your smile will not only appear natural but it will be more natural.
Because tooth-colored fillings are mercury-free, it is healthier for your oral health as well as your bodily health. Because metal fillings contain mercury, and because your mouth is the gateway to your body, all of the toxins in the fillings have the potential to spread throughout your body. Also, your smile is able to be restored in a single appointment at our office! We are here to fit into your schedule, and not the other way around. If you would like to know how tooth-colored fillings can impact your smile, make an appointment today!
If you want to make an appointment with Dr. Jeffrey Nichols or Dr. Ryan Collins, contact our Rockledge, FL dental office today! We are able to take care of all of your dental needs, and our experienced doctors are eager to help you achieve your smile goals! We are proud to serve patients from Cocoa, Satellite Beach, Merritt Island, Viera, Suntree, Melbourne, and Palm Bay.
July 8, 2013
Every day, your local dentist is helping patient overcome tooth pain. How they’re doing that depends on what is causing the pain in the first place, though.
Tooth pain has a variety of causes, with cavities being one of the primary examples. Cavities are the result of decay, which is itself the result of demineralization. Here’s how the demineralization process works.
First, certain kinds of bacteria in the mouth come into contact with sugar or another carbohydrate. Those selected bacterium begin to feed on that carb, creating an acidic byproduct. Both cling to teeth, eating away at the protective outer layer known as the enamel. If the demineralization process continues, small holes will form in teeth, exposing the sensitive inner layers of dentin and the nerve.
With tooth sensitivity, the situation is similar though the cause is different. Often, tooth sensitivity occurs where the gums have receded, exposing part of the tooth’s root. Here there is little to no enamel, meaning that the hot or cold foods and drinks you consume are likely to come into contact with the porous layer of dentin and the nerve underneath.
In other cases, pain may be caused by a tooth that is cracked, chipped, or has developed an abscess.
So, how will your doctor treat your pain?
In the case of a cavity, a simple filling will help restore good health and functionality. For a tooth that’s broken or badly decayed, a crown may be the best solution. Other patients may need to have their pain treated with a root canal.
Do you struggle with tooth pain on a daily basis? Call your local dentist for a consultation. Your doctor will talk to you about your situation and recommend a treatment that will help you achieve optimal oral health.