Dental Fillings An Overview
Dental fillings are used to treat teeth that are showing signs of decay or have been affected by trauma, wear or other damage. A dental filling will restore strength and beauty to the tooth and protect the tooth from future damage. Dr. Mahnke is proud to offer white dental fillings to achieve natural, long lasting results.
As a highly trained family dentist, Dr. Mahnke has extensive experience in all aspects of dentistry and can work with you to find the right solution for your smile. We highly suggest that patients visit our Bay City dental office at least twice a year and maintain a healthy oral hygiene routine to minimize the risk of developing cavities and tooth decay. We strive to provide the highest quality of care possible for routine visits and preventive care, as well as advanced care for the treatment of complex dental problems.
Replacing Metal Dental Fillings
Modern advances in cosmetic dentistry mean that you no longer need to suffer from unsightly and uncomfortable silver/mercury fillings. Our dentist can replace old, broken-down amalgam (metal) fillings with white fillings for a more comfortable and natural looking restoration.
In many cases, the dentist will use a porcelain dental filling to replace your old filling. If the old filling was large and removing it will compromise the tooth, Dr. Mahnke may recommend a dental crown to add additional strength.
What To Do If You Have A Broken Dental Filling?
If you have a missing or broken dental filling, it is important to contact our office as quickly as possible. Dr. Mahnke will perform an examination and discuss treatment options appropriate to your situation. As an emergency dentist, Dr. Mahnke is able to quickly treat patients who are experiencing a dental emergency. Contact us to schedule emergency treatment.