Fillings: Nope, That’s Just A Myth! 

October 29, 2019

You hear lots of stuff about dental fillings, when you need one. Most of the time, none of your friends or family casually mention restorative treatments to you! Then, you happen to mention the fact that you have a cavity and need dental care to a friend and the floodgates open! You’re hearing this detail from one person and another story from another. What’s true, you wonder? Fortunately, our Lake Orion, MI team is here to set the record straight regarding the tooth-colored fillings we offer, so you can wipe your thoughts clean of myths, and welcome in factual, beneficial information!

Myth: Fillings Damage Your Tooth

You may have heard that it’s better to avoid dental fillings, when you can, because they’re going to cause you to end up with very little dental tissue remaining. The truth is, the metal fillings of days gone by required the removal of a significant amount of tissue in many cases, which didn’t help preserve remaining tissue. However, today’s tooth-colored fillings are made of composite and they require the removal of only minimal tissue (such as the decayed tissue at the site of the cavity). You can rest assured that the placement of this restoration will help you keep that tooth for years to come!

Myth: Fillings Make Your Smile Look Bad

Again, the metal fillings that were once universally provided had the potential to darken your teeth, which could lead to a less than brilliant looking grin. This is because your teeth are made of up layers of translucent tissue, which you can barely see through. The placement of a dark filling certainly had the power to negatively impact the esthetic beauty of your grin. Today’s tooth-colored fillings, though? They are white (we customize them to to match the shade of your tooth), so all you see is a healthy, restored tooth and a lovely smile.

Myth: Fillings Are Uncomfortable Treatments

Nope! They’re not. In fact, from tooth-colored fillings to any other restorative care we provide at our practice, you can keep in mind the fact that you’ll feel perfectly fine! In addition to the caring, gentle touch that we offer (we believe everyone deserves to be treated with compassion!), we also make absolutely certain that the site of your treatment is numb! Have questions? Ask us!

Enjoy Tooth-Colored Fillings For Lovely Results

Get excited about the results you can expect, when you receive a tooth-colored dental filling from our practice for your tooth! Follow through on treating tooth decay for a restored, lovely smile. To schedule a visit for in Lake Orion, MI, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry today at 248-693-6213.

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