Why should I consider tooth-colored dental fillings for cavities?

Restoring a tooth that has been damaged or decayed is necessary to ensure your smile lasts a lifetime. Cavities can eat away at natural tooth enamel and cause an infection, which may require invasive procedures such as root canal therapy. The Stone Ridge Family Dentistry team in Aldie and South Riding, Virginia, encourages patients to treat their cavities the minute they are found to protect the health of their smiles. Drs. Mallory Grossman and Kelly Lincoln welcome patients in and around the community to learn more about tooth-colored fillings, which use a composite resin to repair the tooth.

What are composite resin fillings?

Composite resin fillings sometimes called white or tooth-colored fillings, are special composite resin materials used to address decayed teeth. Tooth decay, or cavities, can become large and damaging to the smile and should be treated as soon as they are found. With composite resin fillings, the tooth is restored in a way that looks natural and ensures years of protection against further decay when patients continue to take good care of their smiles. Our team uses composite resin exclusively for cavity treatment.

Why should I consider tooth-colored fillings?

Drs. Grossman and Lincoln will often recommend tooth-colored fillings for many reasons. First and foremost, these fillings blend in with the smile and are hard to detect. Second, these fillings do not expand and contract, ensuring a proper seal to keep bacteria from the inside canals of the natural tooth structure. Third, this treatment is safer than other materials used by other dentists, such as silver amalgam fillings, which can cause mercury toxicity.

How do I learn more about treating a decayed tooth?

At Stone Ridge Family Dentistry, we are committed to helping patients achieve oral health and wellness and treating problems when they arise. If you have areas of decay you want to treat using tooth-colored fillings, call our office at (703) 570-1356. We are conveniently located at 24585 Stone Carver Drive, Suite #225, and assist patients in and around Aldie, South Riding, Chantilly, and Middleburg, VA.