At Helms Family Dentistry, we know that health and aesthetics are both equally important to our patients. That is why we offer white dental fillings. White fillings are useful not only in the treatment of decay, but also for minor aesthetic improvements using dental bonding.
White dental fillings are strong and long lasting. Dr. Alec Helms uses high quality materials and techniques that will provide you with excellent, attractive results that last a long time.
White Dental Fillings
Decay is caused by acids excreted by bacteria in your mouth that compromise the integrity of the hard, shiny outer layer of your teeth called enamel. Once your enamel is compromised, the bacteria can spread to the softer dentin layer of your teeth and create more severe dental issues.
At Helms Family Dentistry, we value preventative treatments such as dental hygiene appointments, regular exams, and dental x-rays in order to diagnose decay early. Early diagnosis makes treatment easier and less expensive. We believe in catching small problems before they become bigger ones.
When Dr. Alec Helms diagnoses decay in one of your teeth, he will schedule a dental filling appointment. A dental filling means that Dr. Helms will gently remove the decay from your tooth and sterilize the area. He will then fill in the area with dental composite that matches your natural teeth.
Composite is added in layers and cured with a special light that makes the filling strong. Once he has completely filled the area, he will shape and polish the composite so that it is smooth and appears natural.
Is there a minor flaw in your smile you would like to correct? At Helms Family Dentistry, we offer cosmetic dental bonding.
Dental bonding means that we add to the existing structure of your tooth, making it a less invasive procedure than other cosmetic treatments. Dental bonding utilizes the same material we use for dental fillings and is matched to your teeth, providing your own custom shade. Dental bonding is used to correct minor cosmetic flaws such as:
- Chipped teeth
- Broken teeth
- Oddly shaped teeth
- Short teeth
- Worn down teeth
- Gaps between your teeth
Cosmetic dental bonding is one of the most affordable ways to improve your smile. Many patients who believed cosmetic treatments were out of their reach are pleased with the cost and results they get from dental bonding.
Call Our Office for an Appointment
Whether you are an existing patient or a new patient, we welcome you to call and schedule an appointment in our Huntsville dental office. Dr. Helms can perform a complete dental exam and create a treatment plan based on your individual dental needs. We believe in creating a partnership with our patients to improve their dental health, and we look forward to seeing your smile.