For a long time, dentists could only rely on silver amalgam fillings to help patients treat cases of tooth decay. Both long-lasting and effective, amalgam fillings aren’t perfect, though. Not only are they unattractive, they’re sensitive to temperature and pressure. Over time, they tend to change shape and can even let bacteria back into vulnerable areas.
All of which is why, at Smiles by Hogan, Mt. Pleasant dental office of Dr. Kevin Hogan, he uses tooth-colored, composite fillings instead. With tooth-colored fillings, patients from Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Daniel Island, West Ashley and the greater Charleston, SC area can enjoy a restored smile without any of these drawbacks.
Tooth-colored fillings, which are also known as composite fillings, are made from a combination of plastics and can be shaded to match the color of your teeth. What’s more, unlike amalgam fillings, they actually bond with teeth, supporting their natural structure and leaving more of your natural smile intact. And because they aren’t sensitive to temperature or pressure, they won’t change shape over time. As result, your teeth won’t be put at risk of bacterial reinvasion later on, giving you more protection for years to come.
Have you been told recently that you need fillings but have put off care? Are you looking for a dentist in Mt. Pleasant, SC? Don’t wait any longer. Call Smiles by Hogan today, the Mount Pleasant dental office of Dr. Kevin Hogan, to schedule an appointment with us. We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have about tooth-colored fillings, in addition to completing your procedure comfortably in our office. Call us today!
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If you are ready to explore ways to rejuvenate your smile, or you just need a cleaning and x-rays, call today for a free consultation or to schedule an appointment. Dr. Kevin Hogan graduated from the Indiana University School of Dentistry and has over 40 years of experience. He completed continuing education at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, a world-renowned comprehensive and aesthetic dentistry center. He has also finished extensive coursework with the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and lectured at both North Carolina and Emory University.
He is known for his artistic skill, professionalism, and ability to find the right solution for an array of dental challenges. Dr. Kevin Hogan is a cosmetic and restorative dentist serving patients in Mt. Pleasant South Carolina and the greater Charleston, SC areas.