January 17, 2015
Are your metal fillings past their expiration date? Metal dental fillings aren’t meant to last forever. In fact, there’s plenty reason to have your old amalgam (metal) fillings removed and replaced with new tooth colored composite fillings. Tooth colored fillings look better and are better for your long term health. They can fully restore a tooth damaged by decay to its normal function, shape, and color. When Dr. Nichols provides a new tooth colored filling, he will remove all decayed tooth material, clean the affected area, and then fill the cleaned out cavity with a material virtually indistinguishable from your natural tooth. To finally get rid of the metal in your mouth, make an appointment with Dr. Nichols and Dr. Collins at Premier Walk-In Dental today. They are restorative dentistry experts, trusted by patients throughout Rockledge, FL, Cocoa, Satellite Beach, Merritt Island, Viera, to Suntree, Melbourne, Palm Bay, and the surrounding communities.
Why Choose Tooth Colored Fillings?
In addition to providing a more aesthetically pleasing and natural appearance, tooth colored fillings don’t contain harmful mercury or other toxic materials. Mercury toxicity from amalgam fillings may be damaging to long term health. Tooth colored filling materials also require less tooth reduction than amalgam fillings which can leave teeth vulnerable to future decay.
The first step in performing a tooth colored filling procedure involves isolation of the decayed tooth. Tooth isolation is critical in a composite restoration, because it prevents moisture from interfering with the bonding process. The bonding procedure requires the placement of adhesives followed by the composite material, which is then hardened with a special curing light. The completed tooth colored restoration is both functional and natural looking. Although most dentists are skilled in composite fillings, their skill level can vary. Selecting the appropriate dentist for treating tooth decay damage is vitally important for your long term dental health. For a high quality tooth colored filling, make your restoration appointment with Dr. Nichols and Dr. Collins at Premier Walk-In Dental today. They specialize in the removal and replacement of old metal fillings. Premier Walk-In Dental proudly serve families throughout Rockledge, FL, Cocoa, Satellite Beach, Merritt Island, Viera, to Suntree, Melbourne, Palm Bay, and nearby areas.
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.
August 13, 2013
At some point, nearly everyone will get a cavity. When that happens, we hope you’ll turn to Dr. Jeff Nichols and his team at Premier Walk-In Dental for help. At our Rockledge dental office, we offer tooth-colored fillings to help patients treat decay discreetly.
For many years, amalgam fillings were the treatment of choice by dentists. But today, dentist like Dr. Jeff Nichols are more likely to offer tooth-colored fillings, in part because of how well they blend in with the color of teeth.
However, there are other reasons that dentist are offering tooth-colored fillings over amalgam fillings. First, amalgam fillings are made of metal, which expands and contracts, causing cracks or leaks and putting the patient at risk of bacterial reinvasion. Second, amalgam fillings often contain a small amount of mercury—not enough to be harmful, but it’s there nonetheless.
Tooth-colored fillings, by comparison, don’t contain mercury and, in fact, aren’t made of metal at all. That also means they won’t expand or contract. As a result, they’re more supportive of the tooth’s natural structure, which means you get to keep more of your natural smile.
Do you need help treating a cavity with a tooth-colored filling? Call or visit Premier Walk-In Dental in Rockledge today. We serve patients from Cocoa, Satellite Beach, Merritt Island, Viera, Suntree, Melbourne, and Palm Bay, Florida.
May 24, 2013
If you ask someone if sugar causes cavities, there’s a good chance they’ll say yes. This isn’t really the whole story, though. Sugar does contribute to problems with oral health, but the cause isn’t so direct as at. What really causes decay is acid, which then weakens the tooth’s outer layer, known as enamel.
Where does that acid come from?
From the interaction of bacteria with food, including, yes, foods that are high in sugar. When bacteria accumulate, it becomes a sticky substance known as plaque, which can then harden into calculus. The process, and the damage it can do to teeth, can be held at bay with an oral health regimen that includes brushing, flossing, and regular visit to your local dentist. Including an antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash can also help.
In cases where a tooth has started to decay or weaken as a result of acid, treatment is completed with a simple filling procedure. During a filling procedure, the decay is removed from a tooth and replaced with a strong, durable material like composite resin. The other benefit of composite resin, besides its strength, is that it can easily blend in with teeth, making your fillings nearly invisible.
To learn more about tooth-colored fillings, talk to your local dentist about how they work and if they’re right for your situation.