Philadelphia PA Dental Care
At The Tabas Center for Advanced Dentistry we provide Philadelphia PA dental care for patients. Fillings are some of our most common types of dental procedures. Fillings are used when a cavity has created a hole in the tooth, causing pain, swelling and sensitivity to hot and cold sensations. Our fillings are usually done with a composite type material and are close to the same color as teeth. Composite fillings are placed towards the front of the mouth to maintain an aesthetic appearance due to their natural appearance and ability to closely match the color of real teeth.
Our Philadelphia PA dental care office does provide gold fillings, which are very durable and can last for many years, however they are expensive and may need more than one visit to place them over teeth. We also provide silver fillings, which are also known to be strong and durable. Silver does not match teeth as well as composite. They’re also more susceptible to cracks and breakage. White composite resin fillings are becoming more popular than ever, due to their unbreakable qualities as well as because of their natural ability to match real teeth. Composite bonds well to teeth, making them less prone to cracks and breakage than silver and gold. The drawback to composite is that it is still prone to chipping and cracking and there are other types of filling material that may be more ideal in that way.
Our Philadelphia PA dental care office educates all of our patients and encourages them to practice proper oral health habits in order to keep their fillings fresh and to help prevent future problems with cavities and tooth decay. Daily brushing and flossing is the biggest part in helping keep teeth clean, as is annual cleanings at our offices to help to get rid of deeper debris that brushing and flossing alone cannot reach.
Dentists recommend that individuals of all ages either dentist at least once or twice a year. This only counts routine checkups or cleanings, but if you experience any symptoms that may be associated with more serious dental issues then it is important that you schedule an appointment as soon as you can. Here at The Tabas Center for Advanced Dentistry, our Philadelphia dentist can provide you and your family with a wide variety of different dental services including, gum disease evaluations, cavity evaluations, x-rays and much more.
Making sure that you eat healthy, brush, floss and rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash daily are all helpful things that can help you maintain and improve your overall dental health. Even though these practices are proven to help prevent conditions such as tooth decay or gum disease, they can still very well develop which is why gum disease evaluations and cavity evaluations are so helpful. In its earlier stages, gum disease is known as gingivitis. Gingivitis is characterized by red, swollen, tender and even sometimes bleeding gums. Some of these symptoms may be associated with everyday sensitivity, but if you experience a sudden onset of these symptoms it is important that you visit a dentist in order to determine the exact cause. Cavities can also go unnoticed, which is why cavity evaluations are so helpful as well. Usually, cavities are characterized by increased localized sensitivity, especially when eating particularly cold foods or when biting down and chewing. You may also experience frequent toothaches. But sometimes cavities can go undiagnosed, especially if they exist between your teeth or below the gum line. This is where x-rays come in handy. X-rays can help our Philadelphia dentist here at The Tabas Center for Advanced Dentistry closely examine the state of your dental health from below the gum line. It can also help them detect whether there are any cavities between teeth since they may not be easily noticed by the naked eye.
If you believe that you may have cavities or any form of gum disease, it is important that you call us here at The Tabas Center for Advanced Dentistry to schedule an appointment with our Philadelphia dentist as soon as you can. The sooner you treat any dental concerns, the more likely you will be able to avoid any kind of gum recession or bone loss. If you want to set up an appointment or if you want to learn more about gum disease evaluations, cavity evaluations or x-rays, call us here at The Tabas Center for Advanced Dentistry today.
The Tabas Center for Advanced Dentistry
2534 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19145