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A composite (tooth colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.
There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. You and Dr. Klopenstine can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth. Composite fillings, along with silver amalgam fillings, are the most widely used today. Because composite fillings are tooth colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth, and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more visible area of the teeth.
As with most dental restorations, composite fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced. They are very durable, and will last many years, giving you a long lasting, beautiful smile.
This is a preventive measure used to fill in narrow grooves in a tooth that cannot be adequately cleaned by brushing. Sealants are especially advantageous for young children. Dental sealants are a protective varnish that is placed to protect the deep grooves and pits in your back teeth. These grooves are “hiding places” that allow bacteria to accumulate and cause tooth decay. The sealant eliminates the “hiding place.” These "hiding places" will develop cavities over time, and you don't want that.
Non Surgical Gum Treatments
The term "periodontal" means "around the tooth". Periodontal disease (also know as periodontitis and gum disease) is a common inflammation condition which affects the supporting and surrounding soft tissues of the tooth; also the jawbone itself when in its most advanced stages.The gums, ligaments, and bone around the teeth form the foundation for ones teeth. All structures are also referred to as the periodontium. Signs of unhealthy periodontium (gum disease) may be as follows: gums that are red and bleed easily, persistent bad breath, gums that are pulled away from the tooth, loose teeth, and changes in the position or bite of the teeth. Any of these signs may mean something is wrong. With the proper care, however, it may be possible to return them to a healthy state.
Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults in the developed world and should always be promptly treated. When left untreated, gingivitis (mild gum inflammation) can spread to below the gum line. When the gums become irritated by the toxins contained in plaque, a chronic inflammatory response causes the body to break down and destroy its own bone and soft tissue. There may be little or no symptoms as periodontal disease causes the teeth to separate from the infected gum tissue. Deepening pockets between the gums and teeth are generally indicative that soft tissue and bone is being destroyed by periodontal disease.
This is where appropriate gum treatments come in. If you're having a problem, come in and see us so we can take care of it right away.In order to preserve the health of the gum tissue, the bacteria and calculus (tartar) which initially caused the infection, must be removed. The gum pockets will be cleaned and treated with antibiotics as necessary to help alleviate the infection. A prescription mouthwash may be incorporated into daily cleaning routines. If the gum disease gets too severe it may need to be treated through surgery or extraction. This is why it is important to get it treated at the first sign of a problem.