Stop Decay In Its Tracks With Tooth Fillings! Call To Learn More!740-214-1301
Little problems are easier to fix than big ones. The same is true for cavities. Zanesville, OH dentist Dr. Charles Hawkins can use tooth fillings to stop dental decay when it’s only a little problem. If decay progresses and gets into the soft center of your tooth, it can cause a painful infection and endanger the tooth. Hawkins Complete Dental Service offers restorative dentistry services that could help you with your dental issues.Dr. Charles Hawkins on fillings at Hawkins Complete Dental Service Read Transcript
The amalgam fillings are still a good filing it's just strictly—it goes back to that cosmetic thing, and the silver fillings typically get darker over time. Now you got this beautiful white tooth with a dark black filling in it. Well, if we put a white filling in it, now you don't have that problem.
It seems like with the composites, my own personal opinion, seems like—the composites seem like, instead of metal, it insulates the tooth more. It seems like the white fillings seem like it insulates—it’s only my opinion. It seems like we don't have as much trouble with patients that, even drinking something cold and come in saying this tooth is bothering me because the white fillings are the composite, and it seems like it insulates the tooth better.
Technology Helps Us Find Cavities
Dr. Hawkins uses the latest technology during your family’s dental exams so he can identify cavities in their earliest stages when they are easiest to treat with tooth fillings. The technology includes:
- Digital X-rays. Dr. Hawkins can enlarge or sharpen images or tweak the brightness and contrast to more easily see cavities, even small ones. Digital X-rays also emit less radiation than traditional X-rays, and your appointments won’t last as long because there’s no waiting while we develop film.
- DIAGNOdent. Using this device, Dr. Hawkins can see the interior of your teeth. Its laser fluorescence helps him find cracks and lesions that can indicate cavities.
Tooth-Colored Composite Is Easier on Teeth
Dr. Hawkins uses tooth-colored composite fillings so he can match the color to your teeth. No more gray spots in your smile! In addition, he won’t have to remove as much healthy tooth structure for a composite filling. In fact, composite fillings can be used in areas where other materials aren’t an option, like the front surfaces or edges of your teeth. If decay is too severe for a cavity to fix, he can repair your tooth with a same-day dental crown.
Whatever the repair, you can rest easy knowing that your dental work is guaranteed for the next five years. As long as you visit our office regularly for cleanings, we will be sure your work stays excellent.
Think you might have a cavity? Call Hawkins Complete Dental Service at 740-214-1301 to find out more about tooth fillings or other restorative dentistry services. As with any procedure in our Zanesville, OH office, you can relax in one of our massage chairs while Dr. Hawkins works.