For those of us that haven’t had a filling in quite a while, there is some new and exciting news! Ok, well fillings aren’t that exciting but as far as dental work is concerned, this new change was pretty exciting. Anyone that had fillings back in the 1990s is familiar with the look of them afterwards – a small little speck of metal right where the cavity was. This was common practice for so long that no one was ever self-conscious about it. Virtually everyone you knew had at least one little hint of metal in a tooth where not enough flossing and too much candy was present. That was the case for me, I had a few fillings when I was younger and then started taking better care of my teeth. But, after college I traveled too much and flossed too little and didn’t visit the dentist for several years and would up with 3 cavities. To the great downside of having more cavities to fill there was an upside of having them be tooth-colored so no one would know. It has been probably a decade since I last needed a cavity so I was shocked when I searched in my mouth after the fillings were complete for the metal but could find none. I couldn’t even see a trace of where any dental work took place. What a relief it was.
So if you are in the same boat and are dreading visiting the dentist after several years, there is no need to worry. If you do, sadly, need to get a few cavities filling then at least you can do it so that no one notices. Plus, the dental staff at Inverness Family Dentistry does everything they can to make the whole process as pain-free as possible. The whole staff is very kind, knowledgeable, and wants you to have the healthiest smile that you can. If you need a little bit more than just a filling, they have plenty of options for you. These include dentures, dental veneers, dental implants, tooth whitening, and other restorative dentistry features. Their number one goal, though, is tooth decay and disease prevention. The best way to have your smile look beautiful is to have it be healthy. For this reason, any time you come in for a cleaning your mouth is thoroughly inspected for any signs of disease. Even a subtle clue would be noticed by this detail-oriented staff and it could save you a lifetime of pain. So keep visiting Inverness Family Dentistry to keep your mouth clean, healthy, and to improve on any parts of your smile that you feel necessary. Cosmetic dental work is never something to be ashamed of. If you are not comfortable with how your smile looks and feels then please ask the doctor to take a look and give some options. Cosmetic dental procedures are called cosmetic, but they are functional as well. Unhealthy teeth don’t do their jobs effectively and can be quite painful, so a great solution is something like a veneer or dental implant. These not only look better but they work perfectly and do so without pain.