Most of us will have cavities in our lifetime. You can control cavities and maintain your natural smile with our tooth fillings in Naples. Dr. Hoop will restore your teeth with tooth-colored restorations that blend in perfectly with your smile. The advantages include:George A. Hoop, DDS, PA on Tooth Fillings Read Transcript
Well, we only offer white tooth colored fillings in the practice. I haven't done a silver amalgam filling in probably over about 15 years. I'm sure a lot of people are aware of some of the controversies out there with silver amalgam fillings, and the concerns with mercury. There's a lot of evidence pointing that it's probably not a problem, but the easy solution really in this day and age is that the white filling materials are better, they're stronger, they tend to last longer, they don't wear as rapidly and they don't create some of the cracks and other problems that the older silver amalgam fillings actually created in teeth. I think that in this day and age, since the composite materials we have available are excellent, they're adhesive, they seal and bond to the tooth better, they have better mechanical properties, and there isn't the controversy over them with the mercury. It's just a better choice, and most people would prefer to have white fillings over silver fillings.
- Relieving dental pain and discomfort
- Improving your oral health and smile’s appearance
- Strengthening the tooth to keep it functional
Repair Teeth With Tooth-Colored Fillings
Every patient of Dr. Hoop starts with a comprehensive oral health exam. We use intraoral cameras and safe digital X-rays to assess the health of your mouth and determine your needs. If you have decay, it’s important to stop the problem in its tracks. A small cavity can balloon into a larger cavity that can be painful and take more time and money to resolve. By acting fast, we can help you avoid the need for a root canal or even a tooth extraction!
Dr. Hoop uses gentle techniques and safe composite materials to fill cavities, and we even have ways to relieve your dental anxiety if you need help relaxing in the dental chair.
Once we have determined that you need a tooth filling, we will:
- Numb the area so you won’t feel a thing.
- Remove the parts of your tooth that have been damaged by tooth decay.
- Repair your tooth with a composite material that we color-match to the rest of your smile so no one will know you’ve had a filling placed.
Don’t let a cavity go from a mild inconvenience to a serious dental problem. Dr. Hoop can quickly resolve dental decay and keep your smile strong. Call the office at 239-734-7737 to book your visit for tooth fillings in Naples.