Dental Fillings in Oxford, OH
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What Are Dental Fillings?
Teeth cavities are a common problem that appears when bacteria erodes your dental enamel. In the past, cavities were filled with a material called amalgam, which is a mixture of metals, such as mercury or silver. Now we know that these fillings do not adhere well with the teeth, and the mercury can be dangerous to your general well-being. At James W. Thomas, DDS, INC in Oxford, OH, Drs. Becky and Bill Thomas offer dental fillings made with a composite resin designed to match the shade of your natural teeth. These dental fillings are used to protect cavities from getting worse. We can also remove old metal fillings and apply these tooth-colored fillings for a more reliable and better-looking cavity treatment.
What to Expect from Dental Fillings
Receiving a dental filling at our Oxford, OH practice is typically a simple process. The treatment area will be numbed with a local anesthetic to minimize your discomfort. Stronger sedation methods can be considered for any fears or dental anxieties to help keep you relaxed during the procedure. After you are prepared, the affected enamel will be treated with a special drill that we will choose based on the location of the cavity and the amount of decay. Once the enamel is cleared away and the tooth is cleaned, the space will be filled with the composite resin material and set with a special light. We will then polish the composite resin so it matches your other teeth.
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Dr Thomas and his entire staff are so welcoming, professional but friendly. Mindy does a wonderful job cleaning my teeth. I appreciate that they have past records and always check them to see if they are “watching” for potential problems
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Stop Tooth Decay
Cavities may start out small, but it's crucial to have them fixed before they become a bigger problem. At James W. Thomas, DDS, INC in Oxford, OH, small areas of tooth decay can be addressed with dental fillings made of composite resin. Dr. Thomas makes sure to match the shade of your natural teeth so you can have a seamless, healthy smile. If you think you or your child have a cavity, contact our office to schedule a dental exam.