Tidewater Dentistry

Tooth-Colored Fillings in Summerville, SC

Even if you are taking good care of your teeth at home and are coming to your regular dental appointments, you still may develop a cavity. Dental cavities are extremely common, and even with the best care, we are still susceptible to decay.

You may not be able to see a cavity in the mirror, but it is imperative to have regular check-ups so that we can take x-rays to see any cavities that may be forming between the teeth. 

At Tidewater Dentistry, we use the most advanced materials available to restore your teeth. While silver amalgam fillings were once the best option, we now have tooth-colored filling materials that blend in perfectly with the unique shade and shape of your teeth. These composite filling materials allow us to remove any tooth decay and seal the tooth while preserving as much tooth structure as possible.

Dr. Williamson also uses this material for a process called cosmetic dental bonding. During this procedure, we can fill in chipped or broken teeth and correct uneven gaps and spacing. We can also completely alter the shape and size of a tooth to improve its appearance and restore your smile to its original beauty.

Tooth Decay

Tooth decay, or cavities, are caused when sugars in foods and drinks collect on our teeth and allow bacteria to begin to eat away at the tooth structure. Cavities often start very small and can only be seen with specialized dental equipment or by taking x-rays of the teeth.

Unfortunately, once a cavity forms in a tooth, it works its way through the enamel and into the inner dentin layer of the tooth and can spread very quickly causing toothaches. This is why regular dental appointments that include cleanings, x-rays, and exams by a dentist are crucial for detecting cavities early when we can easily fix them with a filling.  

Once a cavity is detected, it is important to get the necessary treatment before the cavity progresses too deep into the tooth. Dr. Williamson will carefully remove the decay while preserving as much tooth structure as possible, and he will rebuild your tooth to look and function as good as new.

Composite fillings not only look beautiful but help to strengthen decayed teeth by utilizing bonding that helps hold the filling in place and bonds the tooth back together. 

Make An Appointment Today!

If you are experiencing discomfort, or think you may be developing a cavity, it is essential to get treatment before the cavity spreads and creates a more significant problem. Give Tidewater Dentistry a call today and schedule a convenient appointment with Dr. Williamson so he can help you to protect and restore your smile.