Stop Dental Decay With Tooth Fillings in Boynton Beach
No matter how well you clean your teeth, it’s not uncommon to get a cavity. That’s because bacteria in your mouth is constantly working to turn even the smallest amounts of food debris into damaging plaque. Fortunately, we can stop decay in its tracks with tooth fillings in our Boynton Beach, FL dentist office.
Dr. Hugh Rosenblatt will remove all the decay and place a nonmetal filling to protect your tooth from further damage. Compared to other dental restorations like crowns, dental fillings are:
- More affordable
- Less invasive
We examine you for signs of cavities during your dental exams using digital X-rays and our DIAGNOdent cavity detector. This tool uses light from a laser to find cavities in their earliest stages when they are easiest to treat. If you suspect you have a cavity, call Hugh B. Rosenblatt, DMD, PA at (561) 737-8559.
Enjoy Benefits You Can’t Get With Metal Fillings
We use composite resin instead of amalgam (metal) for our dental fillings. Dr. Rosenblatt also uses the SonicFill method to make sure no area of your tooth is left unfilled.
Composite resin fillings offer several advantages over amalgam fillings:
- Natural appearance. Amalgam fillings leave you with silver spots that darken over time. Composite resin matches the color of your tooth and blends seamlessly with your smile.
- Better bonding. The resin creates a more complete bond with your tooth. This amplifies the support this material provides.
- Less invasive. Composite resin doesn’t require Dr. Rosenblatt to remove as much enamel as amalgam does. This leaves more of your healthy natural tooth intact.
- Versatile. Unlike amalgam, composite resin can be used for other applications within your mouth. Tooth bonding, for example, can fix cosmetic issues like chips and cracks.
For tooth decay that is too extensive for a filling yet not enough to require a crown, inlays and Onlays are effective. Inlays are partial crowns that cover your tooth’s biting surface. An onlay extends onto the outer tooth surface as well. Dr. Rosenblatt will help you determine which option is right for your situation.
To see how natural our tooth fillings look, call (561) 737-8559.