No one likes being told they have a cavity. Unfortunately, dental cavities are common, but the good news is that they are easy to treat, especially when detected early. Modern-day dentists use natural-looking composite (white) fillings to seal your cavity. Once white fillings are in place, they seamlessly blend with your natural enamel, and no one can tell you ever had decay!
Are you troubled by tooth decay in Brandon, Florida? Please book an appointment with Williams Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. We offer white (tooth-colored) fillings to treat cavities without hampering your natural aesthetics.
Treating your cavity with white fillings is one of the most straightforward procedures in dentistry. After Dr. Trevor Williams inspects your teeth, the next step is preparation. We numb your gums and drill out the decayed part of your tooth. Then, we thoroughly clean the area to eliminate harmful bacteria that may hide underneath the filling.
Next, we apply composite resin material in layers and harden it using a curing light. We then adjust your filling until your bite feels normal. Before letting you go, we polish your filling to ensure it blends perfectly with the rest of your teeth.
Years ago, the only option to treat cavities was amalgam fillings made from a mixture of metals, including 50% mercury. While metal fillings work, they are esthetically unappealing and have safety concerns. Given the shortcomings of silver-colored fillings, dentists like Dr. Williams have switched to composite fillings made from a mixture of ceramic and BPA-free plastic—the same material used for tooth bonding.
There are several benefits of composite fillings over their metal counterparts. Composite fillings offer many advantages, including:
If you need to treat a cavity in Brandon, Florida, the options have never been better. Patients can now consider composite dental fillings—a safer, versatile, and natural-looking version of traditional metal fillings. Please dial (813) 560-0447 to schedule an appointment with Williams Family and Cosmetic Dentistry to get started.
Trevor L. Williams DMD is a General and Cosmetic Dentist serving Brandon, Florida. Having been born and raised in Dover, Florida, he graduated from Plant City High School and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences and his Master’s Degree in Microbiology from the University of South Florida. After attending the prestigious dental school at the University of Florida, he worked as an associate in Carrollwood and Lakeland before making Brandon his home.
Dr. Williams is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Clear Aligners, and Florida Dental Association. He is a general and restorative dentist who loves to work with Invisalign and other clear aligners to provide patients with straightened, more aligned smiles.