Oh no! The cavity bugs have been having a party again, and now a little decay is showing up. Let’s just stop that in its tracks! Yes, we can be party poopers here at Growing Great Grins, but only when it comes to catching cavities before they really get started. It is one of the reasons we recommend regularly scheduled checkups and cleanings. When we can’t reverse a cavity with cleanings and sealants, we offer a couple of cavity-repair options. We have both tooth-colored fillings and traditional amalgam fillings.
Tooth-colored fillings are made of a biocompatible composite material that is shaded to blend into the tooth being repaired. Amalgam fillings are made of a combination of metals and are what your teeth were probably filled with when you were a kid. While we usually suggest tooth-colored fillings these days, certain circumstances may necessitate an amalgam filling. Either way, we rarely use a drill to prepare a tooth. Instead, we use our incredible laser to numb the tooth and prepare the enamel. Youngsters and parents alike are amazed at how comfortably and quickly even extensive decay can be eradicated!