In my mouth I have a lot of amalgam fillings. Some of the experiences that I can share with you about my fillings I've applied to a lot of the patients that I've seen. I grew up in Ohio and it's really cold up there. That cold weather causes a lot of pot holes in the roads. A lot of times they will be filled but because of the contraction and expansion of the hot and cold weather, those pot holes end up breaking down and having to be redone. The same thing happens with amalgam fillings. In my situation I had a very large amalgam filling and one day the back part of my tooth just completely broke off. Because of these large silver fillings that contract and expand, it caused cracks in the teeth, they developed gaps, and all it takes is a little bit of force to crack off half of your tooth. I see that quite a consistent basis in my practice. A lot of times we have to replace these old silver fillings and we can do a lot more predictable dentistry nowadays that doesn't cause some of the problems that I've personally experienced first hand.
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Choose Tooth-Colored Fillings Over Amalgam Fillings
Amalgam fillings are sometimes called silver or metal fillings. There have been concerns about the small amounts of mercury in these tooth fillings. In response, top-notch Round Rock, TX dentist Dr. Ace offers only metal-free composite tooth fillings and can even replace amalgam with composite for your peace of mind. He’s also able to match composite fillings to the natural shade of your teeth for a seamless smile.
Fillings For Cavities
If you’ve ever had a cavity, you know how uncomfortable it can be. Signs you have a cavity can be:
- A tooth that’s sensitive to hot or cold
- A tooth that’s sensitive to sweets
- Pain when you chew
Plaque left to flourish on your teeth eats through the enamel, causing tooth decay and eventually creating a cavity. To end your discomfort, Dr. Ace will:
- Clean out the tooth decay
- Restore your tooth with a tooth-colored filling
For larger cavities, Dr. Ace can fix your tooth with a dental crown.
How To Avoid Cavities
Tooth fillings are great, but avoiding cavities altogether is even better. To keep your teeth strong and healthy:
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day, especially after eating carbs or sweets
- Floss daily to prevent between-the-teeth cavities
- Drink water with fluoride and use fluoride toothpaste
- Get regular teeth cleanings and dental exams
Don’t put off calling us if you have a toothache. The sooner you call, the easier it will be to treat your tooth decay with tooth fillings and get you smiling again. Call our trusted Round Rock, TX dentist Dr. Ace at 512-937-1398. You can also use our online form to request an appointment.