Most patients will have at least one dental caries, or cavity, at some point in their lives. Tooth decay is one of the most common diseases and affects patients of all ages. Dr. Cappy Sinclair offers a tooth filling as a conservative treatment for patients suffering from tooth decay in his Norfolk, VA dentist office.
A tooth filling is the standard for treating cavities. Dr. Sinclair provides composite dental fillings for their safety and natural appearance. Composite dental fillings can be color matched to your natural teeth for a seamless and beautiful appearance. Composite tooth fillings are metal free and provide durable results.
Replacing Metal Dental Fillings
Do you have old, dark fillings that are impacting the appearance of your smile or breaking down and coming out? Modern advances in cosmetic dentistry mean that you no longer need to suffer from unsightly and uncomfortable silver/mercury fillings. Dr. Sinclair can replace an old, broken-down amalgam (metal) filling with a white tooth filling for a more comfortable and natural looking restoration.
Tooth Filling: What to Expect
This procedure is known as direct restoration because the composite material is applied directly to the tooth and sculpted into form. It is important to see a skilled cosmetic dentist like Dr. Sinclair for the most natural looking results that are indistinguishable from natural teeth. Dr. Sinclair uses quality materials for composite tooth fillings that are color matched to your natural smile for an aesthetically pleasing result.
A tooth filling is completed during a single visit to our Norfolk, VA cosmetic dentistry office using a local anesthetic to numb the area and make you comfortable. In cases of tooth decay, the infection will be removed from the tooth and the area will be thoroughly cleaned. A custom colored composite resin will be placed in the affected area and smoothed to create a natural surface that will feel comfortable while protecting and strengthening your tooth.
With proper care, your tooth colored dental filling can be very long lasting. It is important to note that a tooth filling is not permanent and may require some special care or maintenance.
Schedule an Appointment
If you have old metal fillings or suspect you need a dental filling, contact Coastal Cosmetic Dentistry to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sinclair. He offers tooth fillings in Chesapeake, VA, Norfolk, VA and Virginia Beach. We are currently welcoming new patients to our family friendly dentist office.