Tooth-Colored Fillings in Lighthouse Point, FL
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What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?
A dental cavity is a common problem that develops when bacteria erodes your tooth enamel. Previously, cavities were filled with a material called amalgam, which is a mixture of different metals, including mercury or silver. We now know that amalgam fillings do not bond very well with the enamel, and the mercury may be dangerous to your overall health. At Bright Young Smiles in Lighthouse Point, FL, Drs. Catherine and Jared Young offer tooth-colored fillings made with a composite resin to fill and protect cavities. We can also replace old metal fillings with tooth-colored fillings for a more reliable and natural-looking treatment of cavities.
What to Expect from Tooth-Colored Fillings
Receiving a tooth-colored filling at Bright Young Smiles is usually a simple treatment. The area surrounding the cavity will be numbed to minimize your discomfort. Stronger forms of sedation can be discussed if you have any anxieties to help keep you relaxed during the procedure. After you're ready, the decayed enamel can be cleared away with a dental drill that we will select based on the location of the cavity in the tooth and the amount of decay. Once the enamel is cleared away and the tooth is disinfected, the area will be replaced with the composite resin and set with a special light. Then, we will polish the filling material so it matches your natural teeth. You should be able to go about your day once the filling is done, but you may have a sensitivity to cold and hot foods and beverages for several days.
Bright Young Smiles Reviews
I honestly have never been so impressed with how smooth everything is ran. From the front desk to the doctors. Everyone is so friendly and whatever procedure is completed it is done with care as well as excellence!
My daughter and son had fillings done today and it was so easy and painless! Thank you!
This is the best dental office you will find! Friendly and knowledgeable staff, beautiful office with modern tech. Cleanings, fillings, crowns and Invisalign, I've had it all, and highly recommend Bright Young Smiles.
Love this place, I bring my 3 kids here, love the staff and doctors definitely recommend this place
I love this practice ! The staff is so friendly and professional and the office is beautiful ! The dentists and hygienists are the BEST !
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A Beautiful, Natural Smile
Cavities may start as a normal issue, but it is crucial to have them treated before they develop into a more expensive problem. At Bright Young Smiles, cavities can be corrected with dental fillings. We match the shade of your teeth so you can have a healthy, attractive smile. If you suspect you have a cavity, contact our Lighthouse Point, FL office to schedule a dental exam.