Even with good dental care, there’s always the chance of developing cavities in your lifetime. Fortunately, cavities can be effectively treated with fillings. At Patel and Dornhecker Dentistry in Cincinnati, Ohio, we encourage our patients to choose tooth-colored composite fillings over their silver amalgam counterparts due to their many benefits. If you’re unfamiliar with composite fillings, here’s a quick breakdown of the benefits they have to offer.
The most significant benefit of tooth-colored composite fillings is their white color, which blends beautifully with your natural teeth, making it difficult for anyone to tell you’ve had cavity treatment. Other benefits include:
Aesthetically speaking, tooth-colored composite fillings are more pleasing to look at as they complement the color of your natural teeth. When you laugh, talk or yawn, people only see attractive white teeth.
Tooth-colored fillings are safer for your teeth. They don’t expand and contract with temperature fluctuations like silver fillings. Therefore, there’s no pressure on your teeth that could cause cracking. Composite fillings are also mercury-free and pose no health risk. Over time, silver amalgam fillings may discolor or stain your teeth. That isn’t a risk with tooth-colored composite fillings.
At Patel and Dornhecker Dentistry, we specialize in tooth-colored composite filling cavity treatments. To learn more about our dental services or to schedule a consultation with our dentists, Drs. Patel and Dornhecker serving residents in Cincinnati, Ohio, call Fairfield at (513) 815-3166 or Bridgetown at (513) 815-3188.
Dr. Jesal A. Patel and Dr. Shawn Dornhecker run a successful dental practice in their home state of Ohio. Both doctors attended the Miami University for Microbiology in Oxford, Ohio and The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. The wife-husband duo brings together a wealth of experience while working with children, adults, and veterans during their residency at The Medical College of Ohio.
Patel and Dornhecker Dentistry has two offices in Bridgetown and Fairfield. The team at the clinic strives to serve with the best quality care to their patients using the latest technology. They strongly believe in working with local businesses in Ohio to empower the local community.