Marv Thomas, DDS

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12351 Dillingham Square
Woodbridge, VA 22192
(703) 580-8288


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By The Dental Spa
September 21, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

A damaged or decayed tooth is a dental issue which, if left untreated, can result in major problems or even tooth loss. Luckily, a tooth-fillingscolored filling can restore your smile and maintain its look, providing a natural look. Find out how tooth-colored fillings can benefit your smile with Dr. Mary Thomas at The Dental Spa with two locations in Woodbridge, VA.

What can a tooth-colored filling do for me? 
Tooth-colored fillings are an option for filling in part of a tooth which your dentist removes due to decay or injury. In the past, dentists used amalgam fillings, a mixture of mercury, silver, tin, and copper, to fill the teeth. While these fillings are effective, they are not aesthetically pleasing as they have a darker color than the tooth in which it sits. A tooth colored filling uses composite resin materials, which comes in many colors that can be matched to the color of your teeth. This option gives a more natural look while providing the same durability.

What does a tooth-colored filling treat? 
Dentists use dental fillings in cases of decay or injury where part of the tooth needs to be restored. If a tooth is decayed, the cure is to remove the decayed portion of the tooth. A cavity, which is a decayed tooth in which the nerve is still intact, requires a simple dental filling. Your dentist removes the decayed portion of the tooth and fills it back in with a tooth-colored filling. If the decay reaches the tooth’s inner pulp chamber which houses the tooth’s nerve, the tooth requires a root canal.

Tooth Colored Fillings in Woodbridge, VA
For more information on tooth colored fillings, please contact Dr. Mary Thomas at The Dental Spa. With two locations in Woodbridge, VA and serving the Lake Ridge, VA area, you can be sure to repair your smile at your convenience. Call today to schedule your appointment at The Dental Spa!


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