General Dentistry Colmar, PA

General dental care creates the foundation for healthy and natural smiles. Our general dental treatments help maintain patients’ smiles and prevent future oral health problems. Routine care and regular dental appointments are a part of keeping the teeth and gums healthy and catching dental problems before they worsen. Dr. Joel Chanen, Dr. Lisa Stahlecker, and Dr. Robin Chanen offer general dentistry services for patients in the Lansdale area in our Colmar, PA, dental office. 

General Dentistry in Colmar, PA

What Are Dental Fillings?

A dental filling replaces and restores damaged or decayed tooth structure. We will replace old, broken-down amalgam or metal fillings with white fillings. White or composite fillings restore your smile and teeth to create a more natural look and feel. With advancements in dental technology, you no longer have to wear unsightly and unhealthy silver fillings or metal margins. Eliminate discolored teeth with new-age, state-of-the-art, tooth-colored resin or porcelain materials.

Comparing White Fillings versus Silver Amalgam Fillings:

We bond white fillings to the tooth, strengthening it and restoring most of its original shape. Silver amalgam fillings, on the other hand, weaken the teeth and make them more susceptible to breaking. Broken teeth can be costly to replace; white composites can save time and money in the long run. Most patients may prefer white-filling composites.

These fillings offer a natural color, strength, and improved overall appearance and feel. Composites are also naturally more comfortable. Compared to silver amalgams, hot and cold sensitivity is significantly reduced with composite material. Restorations with composites require less tooth removal and less structure to place than those with amalgams, especially with new cavities. Dramatically smaller holes are needed with a composite.

Common Dental Problems

General dental treatments address common dental issues, including: 

Tooth Decay

Cavities and tooth decay are preventable. Carbohydrate-rich foods like candy, cookies, soft drinks, and fruit juices leave deposits on your teeth. Those deposits bond with the bacteria that typically survive in your mouth and form plaque. The combination of deposits and plaque forms acids that can damage the mineral structure of teeth and eat away at tooth enamel, resulting in tooth decay.

Sensitive Teeth

Your teeth expand and contract in reaction to changes in temperature. Hot and cold foods and beverages can cause pain or irritation to people with sensitive teeth. Over time, tooth enamel can be worn down, gums may recede, or teeth may develop microscopic cracks, exposing the tooth’s interior and irritating nerve endings. Simply breathing cold air can be painful for those with susceptible teeth.

Gum Disease

Gum disease, or periodontitis, can cause inflammation, tooth loss, and bone damage, and common indicators are consistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth. Gums in the early stage of the disease, known as gingivitis, can bleed easily and become red and swollen. As the disease progresses to periodontitis, teeth may fall out or need to be removed by a dentist. Gum disease is highly preventable and can usually be avoided through daily brushing and flossing.

Bad Breath (Halitosis)

Daily brushing and flossing help to prevent the build-up of food particles, plaque, and bacteria in your mouth. Food particles left in the mouth deteriorate and cause bad breath. While certain foods, such as garlic or anchovies, may create temporary bad breath, consistent bad breath may indicate gum disease or another dental problem.

Canker Sores

Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are small sores inside the mouth that often recur. They have a white or gray base surrounded by a red border. Additionally, canker sores generally last one to two weeks. You can reduce canker sores using antimicrobial mouthwashes or topical agents.

Our General Dentistry Services in Colmar, PA

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Contact Our Dental Office

Call our dental office for general dental care today at (215) 774-6702 or request a dental appointment with our dentists online. Dental Health Group is proud to treat patients of Colmar, Lansdale, Hatfield, Montgomery County, and Chalfont, PA.