June 27, 2012
For a long time, dentists could only rely on amalgam fillings to help patients treat cases of tooth decay. Both long-lasting and effective, amalgam fillings aren’t perfect, though. Not only are they unattractive, they’re sensitive to temperature and pressure. Over time, they tend to change shape and can even let bacteria back into vulnerable areas.
All of which is why, at his Mt. Pleasant dental office, Dr. Kevin Hogan uses tooth-colored fillings instead. With tooth-colored fillings, patients from Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Daniel Island, and West Ashley can enjoy a restored smile without any of these drawbacks.
Tooth-colored fillings, which are also known as composite fillings, are made from a combination of plastics and can be shaded to match the color of your teeth. What’s more, unlike amalgam fillings, they actually bond with teeth, supporting their natural structure and leaving more of your natural smile intact. And because they aren’t sensitive to temperature or pressure, they won’t change shape over time. As result, your teeth won’t be put at risk of bacterial reinvasion later on, giving you more protection for years to come.
Have you been told recently that you need fillings but have put off care? Don’t wait any longer. Call Dr. Hogan’s Mt. Pleasant office today to schedule an appointment with us. We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have about tooth-colored fillings, in addition to completing your procedure comfortably in our office.
Call us today!