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Not so long ago, hiding your cavities was next to impossible. Metallic fillings were the standard and added a flash of silver every time a person laughed or opened their mouth wide enough for others to see. But thanks to the tooth-colored fillings offered at Dr. Rosemarie Marquez's St. Petersburg office, your tooth decay can be treated discreetly, leaving your smile looking better than ever!
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Tooth-colored fillings are the perfect solution to treat tooth decay, which remains one of the most common dental problems for both children and adults. Even a small cavity can impact your smile and oral health, especially if it goes untreated. Just as with your general health, prevention is the best thing you can do to protect your smile from common problems such as cavities and gum disease. Accordingly, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that most people see the dentist every six months for a checkup and professional dental cleaning.
If you do have a cavity, catching it as early as possible is the best way to minimize both the initial damage and the level of work required to treat it. However, despite many people's best efforts, dental cavities still occur, and tooth-colored fillings often prove themselves to be the best treatment option. Although the procedure to remove damaged tissue, fill the cavity, and disinfect the tooth remain the same, the materials used to replace the dental amalgam (traditionally silver fillings) have been replaced with composite resin, a clear and natural looking alternative made of plastic resin and silica to match the color of tooth enamel.
For more information about tooth-colored fillings and other cosmetic and restorative dentistry services to improve your smile and oral health, contact our St. Petersburg office by calling (727) 345-1774 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Marquez today.