Achieving excellent oral health is essential to your well-being, but we know it’s also important to feel good about the way you look. That is why we always strive to find dental treatments that restore your teeth to a healthy state and enhance your appearance.
At Martik Family Dental, we want to help you enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile without a lot of costly and complex treatments. Tooth-colored fillings – also known as dental composites – are one example of an affordable treatment that not only protects your oral health but is also effective for correcting a number of cosmetic dental flaws.
Importance of Dental Fillings
Fillings strengthen and protect your teeth, and it just makes sense that removing decay as soon as possible is essential for maintaining good oral health. Without treatment, decay will continue to penetrate your tooth until it reaches the inner pulp and nerve. When that occurs, a root canal will be necessary to relieve the pain and save your tooth.
Untreated cavities can also lead to periodontal disease (gum disease), a serious oral and general health problem. Studies now indicate a link between chronic diseases of the mouth and serious physical problems like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and even pregnancy complications.
It’s easy to avoid cavities by following a simple routine of dental examinations and cleanings at our Pittsburgh dental office. With state-of-the-art digital x-rays we can find cavities in their earliest stages, before they pose a risk to your oral health.
Advantages of Tooth-Colored Fillings
The most noticeable advantage of composite fillings is that they are tooth-colored. Since we carefully match the filling material to the shade of your natural teeth, we can create a beautifully seamless repair.
This also makes composites great for dental bonding, a process where we build up the structure of your tooth to correct the appearance of certain cosmetic dental problems such as:
- Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth·
- Uneven spaces or gaps between teeth
- Tooth discoloration
- Poorly proportioned teeth
Another advantage is that tooth-colored fillings require only minor preparation of your natural tooth. This is preferable because our goal is to keep healthy tooth structure intact as much as possible.
Friendly Care in a Relaxed Setting
Our friendly team of professionals is dedicated to providing you with exceptional dental care in a family-friendly setting. We want every visit to our Pittsburgh dental office to be the best you ever had.
We are in-network with Delta Dental Premier, Guardian, and many others, but we will also file claims for most out-of-network providers as well. If you don’t have insurance or would like an option for covering your portion of treatment, we can help you apply for CareCredit financing.
If you’re due for a dental cleaning or exam, please contact us to make a convenient appointment. We offer early morning and evening hours as well as appointments on the first Saturday of the month so that your family can easily get the care they need.