Dentist South Point Durham
For over a hundred years, having a cavity filled meant having a noticeable metal (silver) filling. This amalgam of different metals, while strong, is very stiff, making the tooth more susceptible to cracking.
Today, tooth-colored fillings, also know as composite resins, provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small to mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the stress of chewing. They can be used on either front or back teeth and are a good choice for people who would prefer their fillings look more natural.
At the dental office of Dr. Velma Cooper, we believe that tooth colored fillings can improve the look and health of your teeth. That’s why we take the time to carefully sculpt each filling so that it’s as lifelike as your other teeth.
Ultimately, however, the best dental filling for you is no dental filling. You can dramatically decrease your risk of cavities and other dental diseases simply by:
- Brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste
- Flossing daily
- Eating a balanced diet
- Visiting your dentist regularly.
When you need convenient, high-quality dental care that you and your family can depend on, choose Dr. Velma Cooper. To schedule your visit, call us at 919-806-3007. For your convenience, you can use our online Request an Appointment form to schedule your preferred consultation time with Dr. Cooper.