Oh, the dreaded words: “It looks like you have a cavity.” Young, mature, or in between, none of our Reno dental patients are ever happy to hear those words after an x-ray or checkup. Here’s the good news – because Dr. Evans only offers tooth-colored dental fillings to repair your Reno cavity, no one else will ever see the evidence!
Old-fashioned dental fillings were made of an amalgam of metals. They were dark and obvious in your smile and could compromise your tooth as much as they protected it. Some dentists still use them! Not here at Wager Evans Dental. We promise to use only the most modern materials, not only because they look good, but because they simply work better and are healthier for your smile. It’s the best way to ensure that your smile stays bright and beautiful.
While it may seem minor, a cavity is nothing to ignore. Tooth decay is a widespread and serious issue that affects both children and adults. If it is not dealt with early enough, that simple cavity can lead to:
- Deepening infection
- Severe toothache and jaw pain
- Tooth loss
- Chewing and eating problems
- Missed days of work and school
Cavities are caused by all kinds of things, not just poor dental hygiene or eating too much sugar, though those are the main culprits. The real enemy is bacteria that feed on sugars and other starches that build up on your teeth and produce acids that eat away at your enamel. All kinds of situations and factors can contribute to plaque and tartar buildup, including:
- Deep pits and grooves in your molars
- Frequent eating and drinking (snacking)
- Worn-out restorations
- Certain medications
- Hormonal changes
- Dry mouth
- Bottle feeding in bed
And, of course, a diet high in acids or simple carbohydrates.
If your tooth has become sensitive to temperature changes or chewing, or if you notice a spot or discoloration on your tooth, please call us right away. Our Reno tooth-colored fillings can help stop the cavity in its tracks and get you back to smiling again.
Our tooth-colored, metal-free cavity fillings are made of the same material our Reno cosmetic bonding is made of. This durable and attractive material is a composite of powdered glass and plastic resin that bonds to your tooth, sealing out bacteria and replacing your tooth’s damaged enamel. We simply clear away the area of decayed enamel, shade the composite to match the tooth we are repairing, and fill your cavity. It’s fast, easy, and lets you leave our Reno dental office with a cavity repair you might even feel like showing off!
Treat your cavity and improve your smile’s appearance with a discreet tooth-colored filling. Click here to request an appointment, or call our office today at (775) 829-7700. Located in Reno, NV, we proudly welcome residents from South Meadows, Sparks, Hidden Valley, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Somersett, Arrowcreek, and all surrounding communities.
Receptionists were very professional and friendly. Dr. Evans was prompt and helpful.-Keith H.