Treating Cavities with Dental Fillings
Cavities are a very common problem – most American adults will develop at least one dental cavity in their lifetimes. When you’ve got a cavity that needs filling, you can visit Premier Walk-In Dental on your time to have a tooth-colored composite resin, or “white,” filling placed on your schedule, making it easier than ever before to get the dental care you need.
Advantages of Tooth-Colored Fillings
Our walk-in dental office in Rockledge, Florida uses tooth-colored composite resin for dental fillings. Why? There are lots of advantages to composite resin fillings, especially when compared with the silver amalgam fillings that have been in use for most of the history of cavity fillings. Silver amalgam fillings were never perfect. They could be seen as dark spots on your teeth, making it obvious you’d had fillings placed and offering a less-than-attractive solution to your dental decay problems. They also had a tendency to lose their seal with your tooth. Metal expands and contracts in response to changes in temperature, which can cause these fillings to leak. With composite resin fillings from Premier Walk-In Dental in Rockledge, Florida, you can avoid these problems and receive immediate attention to your tooth decay.
Composite resin fillings are tooth-colored instead of metallic, allowing them to blend in with your natural smile and leaving no evidence that you’ve had dental fillings placed. But the popularity of composite resin “white” fillings isn’t just about appearance. These fillings are mercury free, making them a healthier option for your smile. They also don’t expand and contract when they come into contact with hot or cold temperatures, so they maintain their seal and don’t leak the way silver amalgam fillings do.
Fillings can be placed in a single visit to Premier Walk-In Dental. Decayed parts of the tooth are removed and room is made for the filling. Luckily, composite resin fillings are more conservative, requiring less tooth removal prior to placement than silver amalgam fillings. After we place and cure a bonding agent, the composite resin material is applied, cured, modified for bite fit, and polished. That’s it!
Contact Us Today
For walk-in dental care in Rockledge, Florida, including single-visit dental fillings, visit Premier Walk-In Dental. With convenient hours and location, we serve Cocoa, Satellite Beach, Merritt Island, Viera, Suntree, Melbourne, and Palm Bay as well as Rockledge. Questions? Give us a call! Or just come on over to our office, no appointment necessary!
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- Root Canal Therapy
- Dental Crowns and Veneers
- Denture and Partial Repair and Replacement
- Same Day Emergency Dental Procedures
- Dental Checkups and Cleanings
- In-Office Teeth Whitening
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After hours by Appointment
For your convenience, we take appointments to treat patients after hours/after 5 p.m. on weekdays. Please call our office during regular office hours between 8:30-5 p.m. and schedule your appointment.