San Marcos area dentist offers aesthetic composite fillings
Dr. Shah and the team at Sun Smile Dental Group work with patients in and around the community to help them achieve the smiles they’ve always wanted. This includes repairing cavities. When cavities form, they destroy the structure of a tooth and leave it susceptible to infection.
Treatment of Cavities
Patients who develop cavities need to speak to a dentist as soon as possible about treatment options. The longer a cavity is left untreated, the more likely it is to cause infection in the dental pulp inside the tooth. If this occurs, the only treatment options are root canal therapy or extraction of the natural tooth. Visiting the dentist regularly and maintaining good oral health habits is the best way to avoid this problem. Treatment of cavities is achieved with dental fillings.
What Type of Filling to Consider?
Over the years, many dentists have used silver amalgam fillings. Unfortunately, studies continue to show the harmful effects of these fillings on the mouth and the body due to the mercury content. Silver amalgam fillings are 50 percent mercury, and when heated, it can cause mercury toxicity in the human body. Instead, our practice uses composite resin fillings. Composite resin fillings are not made of mercury and are safer to place. They do not contract and expand with temperature changes like silver amalgam fillings do. This reduces the likelihood of bacteria getting into the inner portions of the tooth. Additionally, composite fillings are far more aesthetic than metal fillings.
Our team can be reached by calling (760) 993-3185 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shah to discuss the options available for the treatment of cavities. His practice is conveniently located at 1582 West San Marcos Boulevard, Suite 201 in the Westview Plaza area. Call today and speak to our professional staff.