Fix Cavities With Tooth Fillings in Crofton

Not many people make it through life without a few cavities. If dental decay is treated early, tooth fillings in Crofton will repair prevent it from spreading to your gums or causing infection. Although metal fillings are available, many of our patients choose fillings made of tooth-colored composite.

Composite fillings:

  • Can be color-matched to your other teeth so they look completely natural
  • Won’t darken over time, creating ugly spots in your smile
  • Don’t contain mercury, so you won’t have to worry about its possible adverse effects
  • Require less drilling and allow you to keep more of your natural tooth structure

If you suspect you have a cavity, call us today at 301-261-3800.

Prevent Tooth Decay With Regular Dental Cleanings

In addition to brushing and flossing at home, you should see us regularly for dental cleanings to remove the bacteria and plaque buildup that cause cavities. In addition, you can receive additional protection from decay with:

  • Fluoride Treatments – Applications of fluoride strengthen your tooth enamel to make it less prone to decay. Often recommended for children, fluoride is also a good idea for adults with dry mouth or other conditions that put them at a higher risk for cavities.
  • Dental Sealants – Dr. Sood can apply these ultra-thin coatings to your teeth to create a barrier against cavity-causing bacteria.

Repair More Extensive Damage With Restorative Treatments

Seeing us every six months for dental exams will help ensure we find cavities before they can do any serious damage to teeth. If needed, we offer restorative procedures to mend larger cavities or remove infection:

  • Dental Crowns – Since it covers your entire tooth, a crown can repair even severe decay.
  • Inlays or Onlays – Often called partial crowns, these restorations cover more dental surface than a filling but less than a crown.
  • Root Canals – To save a tooth threatened by infection, Dr. Sood can perform a painless root canal.

No matter which treatment you receive, we will numb your mouth and administer dental sedation if you need it. For tooth fillings in Crofton, call us at 301-261-3800 or request an appointment online.