Hello again. Thanks for visiting the virtual home of Advanced Dental!
We hope that you are finding good oral health-related information here. And if you are ever looking for a comprehensive dentist’s office in Las Cruces, New Mexico, we hope that you will take a closer look at what we have to offer and pay us a visit at our Don Roser Drive location.
Now that we are approaching the end of another year, wouldn’t it be nice to take care of any issues that you may have been putting off? For instance, if you have any cavities, we can quickly put a stop to the spreading decay and restore the health of your smile. That way, you can start the new year off with a fresh, clean mouth.
We call it restorative dentistry, which is really just our way of addressing and correcting anything dental-related that gets away from you.
Tooth Decay Spreads Fast
Many people wonder how cavities take hold in the first place.
Here’s how it happens: when decay starts to form in your tooth, a tiny hole will develop. It is caused by a bacteria that actually feeds on sugar! You may not even notice it.
Eventually, the hole, or cavity, will grow bigger and bigger and eat away at more of your tooth. And, the longer the cavity is left untreated, the worse the situation becomes for you. Left unaddressed, a cavity can reach the unfortunate level where you will need to have a root canal. Even worse, you might lose the tooth altogether and have to look into implant replacement options like implants.
Fortunately, with us on your side, that doesn’t have to be your fate.
At Advanced Dental, we have an effective treatment in the form of dental fillings. Fillings can help prevent worse things from happening because they work to fill the hole, strengthening your tooth and protecting it from any further decay.
In earlier eras, we would have used a metal filling that got the job done but showed up like a black metallic blotch on the tops of your teeth, forever reminding you of your oral health indiscretions.
Nowadays, things have improved in our Las Cruces dentist’s office, and we can now offer a better option for treating cavities. Almost invisible, mercury-free dental fillings are what we suggest to our patients for a more discreet cavity treatment.
truth be told, mercury-free fillings are better for your tooth structure too.
Mercury-Free Makes Sense
Traditional dental fillings relied on silver amalgam, a paste composed of mercury along with other metals.
As we alluded to earlier, they never looked quite right in your mouth. And because these fillings can contain up to 50% mercury, there have always been concerns from patients afraid of mercury poisoning or who have allergies to metal. Why put it in your body if you don’t have to?
Our mercury-free fillings, on the other hand, are made of a composite resin, glass ionomer or ceramic. This means that your fillings can actually be pretty closely matched to your tooth color allowing them to look like they belong in your mouth.
These mercury-free fillings also bond directly to your tooth structure and don’t require as much enamel removal before application, which makes your teeth stronger and much less vulnerable to breakage over time.
At the end of the day, this is the best way to treat cavities in the modern era. And we are proud to offer it to our Las Cruces patients.
Advanced Dental Helps Fight Cavities
Who wouldn’t want to start the new year with a fresh, cavity-free mouth?
In our Las Cruces, NM dental office, we make treating tooth decay a painless and pleasant experience.
Contact our team today if you’d like to learn more about preventative dentistry or our mercury-free fillings procedure.
We can’t wait to get you back on the good road in 2016!