Silver Spring, MD Dentist
Susan Pearson, DDS
1131 University Blvd. West, Ste 103
Silver Spring, MD 20902
(301) 649-2203
Dentist in Silver Spring, MD Call For Pricing

Posts for: May, 2015

Metal-colored fillings were once the standard when it came to filling in cavities, but these days more patients are asking about tooth-colored fillings. Tooth-colored fillings (also called metal-free fillings) are just as effective at filling the holes in your teeth, yet they provide the added benefit of aesthetic appeal. If you’re a Silver Spring resident going in for a cavity filling with Dr. Susan Pearson soon, be sure to ask about this popular dental option. 

What Is a Cavity Filling?
A cavity forms when the enamel and dentin layer of the tooth becomes damaged or decayed. A filling is necessary to seal the tiny holes that form in your teeth when the enamel breaks down. If it’s not properly filled, the hole can get deeper and eventually bacteria can invade the tooth, causing an infection.

Choosing Tooth-Colored Fillings
Innovative dentists like Dr. Susan Pearson are always on the lookout for ways to make their patients happier with their smiles, which is why Dr. Pearson offers tooth-colored fillings at her practice in Silver Spring. A tooth-colored filling is made of either porcelain or composite resin material that closely resembles the look and color of your natural tooth enamel. When the tooth is filled, there’s no way to tell—the fact that you have a cavity filling is between you and your dentist.

Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
The main benefit of getting a tooth-colored cavity filling is that it looks much better compared to metal amalgam fillings. You can smile and laugh comfortably without worrying about how your back teeth look. Metal-free fillings give you a durable solution that will last for many years with good care. They’re considered a preferred option because the filling is made with materials that bond well with your natural teeth.

Talk to Dr. Pearson
If you are due for a cavity filling, but you’re concerned about the way it will make your teeth look, talk to Dr. Susan Pearson about getting a tooth-colored filling instead of metal amalgam. Call her Silver Spring office at 301-649-2203 today to schedule a consultation appointment.




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Blog