If you have a cavity, contact Tulip Tree Dental Care for tooth-colored fillings South Bend, IN area dental office, Dr. Nicole Hurcomb and our skilled dental team will help keep your smile healthy and beautiful!
The Advantages Of Tooth-Colored FillingsDr. Nicole Hurcomb on Tooth Colored Fillings Read Transcript
I actually think almost all patients know about tooth colored fillings. A lot of them are more concerned with, 'Hey, are you going to put the silver in my mouth?' Actually, I haven't placed an amalgam filling, which is the silver filling since dental school. Personally, I haven't. I feel like I it's just going down the road to where everyone wants white fillings anyway, so I'm going to appease the masses. That's kind of all we do in this office is some white filings.
At Tulip Tree Dental Care, we exclusively offer composite tooth-colored fillings that will blend right in with the rest of your smile. We do not use unsightly metal fillings because we refuse to solve one problem of decay by creating another problem of compromised appearance.
The Tooth Filling Process
Because our tooth-colored fillings are made of a composite resin material, the placement process is fairly simple. When you visit us for a tooth filling, we will:
- Use a local anesthetic to numb the area
- Clean the tooth and remove any decayed material
- Flow in the composite resin material, shaping it to fit the cavity
- Harden the restoration and polish it to perfection
This process is quick and easy and usually will require only one visit to our South Bend, IN dental office. If you happen to be a little nervous, we can help relieve your dental anxiety with comfort options and dental sedation!
Tips To Avoid Needing Dental Fillings
If you have a cavity, it’s important you act fast and visit our dental office to prevent the problem from becoming more serious. To catch small cavities early, visit us regularly for thorough dental cleanings and dental exams.
But if you’d like to steer clear of tooth decay in the future, here are a few things you can do on your own:
- Brush twice and floss at least once a day
- Avoid sugary foods and drinks
- Consider preventive general dentistry services like dental sealants
Schedule Your Tooth-Colored Fillings
Dr. Nicole Hurcomb graduated at Indiana University School of Dentistry, she became a dentist in two separate dental practice before starting her own dental practice, Tulip Tree Dental Care in 2014. Dr. Nicole Hurcomb is a member of various professional organization such as The American Dental Association, The Indiana Dental Association, The North Central Dental Society, andThe Academy of General Dentistry.