At Drs. Yung & Jelinek in Warrenton, VA, we can help you restore health to your smile while allowing it to look great at the same time. That’s because we offer tooth-colored fillings, the modern way to treat cavities. Keep reading to hear more about dental fillings and then be sure to call us at 540-253-1377 to request your next appointment.
Dental Fillings Aren’t What They Used To Be
Dental fillings create a shield that protects your mouth from the further spread of tooth decay and bacterial infection. You see, the part of a tooth that’s been adversely impacted by decay is promptly removed. Then the healthy tooth enamel that’s left behind will be used to give a dental filling something to bond with so the filling stays firmly in place. That seals the hole, or cavity, and prevents any more spreading of that decay.
This procedure has been a tried and true restorative dentistry treatment. However, many dentists still use those old-fashioned metal fillings that are annoying and distractingly out of place in your smile. If that’s what you are subjected to, everyone will notice you’ve had a dental problem because the evidence is right there for all to see. It is kind of like the scarlet letter of dentistry.
But there is another, more discreet way to fill a cavity.
Tooth-Colored Fillings Blend Right In
In earlier eras of dentistry, you didn’t really have a choice when it came to the material used to fill a cavity. The typical solution was to use gold fillings or amalgam, which was a mix of different metals that resulted in a dark metallic filling.
Lucky for you, we’re now able to remove any decay and fill your cavity with a composite resin that’s matched to your natural tooth color, so your restorative treatment won’t ruin your appearance. Don’t worry, these are every bit as strong as the old-style of fillings. The goal is still the same, too: to save your smile, and keep you from having to deal with a more painful problem down the road.
Call Now To Schedule A Restorative Dentistry Appointment
At Drs. Yung & Jelinek, our tooth-colored fillings allow you to have both health and good looks. You’ll be safe from the future spread of tooth decay and you will be able to smile confidently without any metal in your mouth. We’ve been saving smiles with dental fillings for 30 years, and have continued to invest in the tools and technologies that make it easier for patients like you to get the care you need. All that is to say that you’ll be in good hands with us!