Tooth-Colored Fillings in Ashburn, VA
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What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?
Cavities, one of the most common dental problems, develop when bacteria erode your dental enamel. Previously, cavities were treated with an amalgam material, which is a mixture of metals, like mercury or silver. We now know that amalgam fillings do not bond very well with the enamel and the mercury can be dangerous to your overall health. At Joanna Claustro DMD & Associates in Ashburn, VA, we use tooth-colored fillings made with a composite resin to fill and protect cavities. We also can take out old metal fillings and apply composite resin fillings for safer and more attractive treatment of cavities.
How Do Tooth-Colored Fillings Work?
Getting a filling at Joanna Claustro DMD & Associates is generally a simple treatment. The treatment area will be numbed with a local anesthetic to help you feel more comfortable. Stronger forms of sedation can be discussed if you have any fears or anxieties to keep you relaxed. As soon as you're prepared, the decayed enamel is treated using a dental drill that Dr. Claustro will choose based upon the location of the cavity in the tooth and the amount of decay. After the enamel is treated and the area is cleaned, the area will be replaced with the composite resin material and set. Dr. Claustro will smooth the composite resin so it matches your other teeth.
Joanna Claustro DMD & Associates Reviews
Got down to the cause of a problem I was having. Very good experience overall. As usual.
Dr. Claustro, Aubrey, and the hygienists were amazing! You can feel that the warm, family friendly, welcoming environment my family and I enjoyed is who they are. This is only matched by the high quality care, attention to detail and professionalism I experienced. You can tell they care about each person who comes through the door from her youngest patients on up. I would highly recommend the whole family giving this dentists office a try. You will be glad you did.
Had a cleaning today with Michelle which is always a pleasure, and met Dr Claustro’s new associate, Dr. Argawal. She was very kind and thorough.
The entire team is absolutely amazing. Truly profesional but laid back at the same time. Every time I go in I feel right at home and the quality of their work is amazing
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Treat Decay Now
Cavities in the teeth may start as a normal problem, but it is crucial to have them treated before they develop into a larger concern. At Joanna Claustro DMD & Associates in Ashburn, VA, small areas of tooth decay can be treated with tooth-colored fillings. Dr. Claustro matches the color of your natural teeth so you get a seamless, healthy smile. If you suspect you or your child have tooth decay, contact us to make a dental exam with a member of our team.