Dr. Brian J. Waggle may recommend a dental filling in Zanesville, Ohio, to repair minor tooth flaws such as cracks, decay, and fractures. At Northpointe Dental, we use only mercury-free, tooth-colored fillings to repair teeth with cavities. These mercury-free fillings are a safe alternative to silver fillings and can enhance the aesthetics as well as the health of your smile. During your appointment to receive a filling, our dentist will:
- Remove any damage or decay
- Thoroughly clean the remaining healthy tooth
- Fill the tooth with composite resin, a tooth-colored, mercury-free material
- Shape and polish the filling
Composite fillings can be matched to the shade of your natural teeth. This makes for an attractive restoration. Composite fillings are chemically bonded to your tooth, which makes them stronger. In many cases, tooth-colored fillings do not require as much enamel removal as other types of fillings. Because of this, tooth-colored fillings improve your long-term oral health.
If you are interested in learning more about mercury-free fillings and how they can benefit you and your family, we invite you to give our office a call soon. We’ll also be happy to schedule appointments with Dr. Brian J. Waggle for you and your family so that you can begin your journey toward optimal oral health.