Tooth Fillings Stop Dental Decay Before It Gets Serious

Tooth fillings are an important tool in preventing dental disaster, because they stop decay before it gets into the vulnerable center of a tooth. When decay eats through the enamel on the outside of your tooth, it causes a cavity. If it’s not stopped with a filling, it can get inside your tooth and become infected.

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To prevent that from happening, Plymouth, MI dentist Douglas A. Callow, DDS uses tooth-colored fillings to stop decay in its tracks and protect your tooth from further damage.

Think you could have a cavity? Come to our Plymouth, MI office for a dental exam. If we find a cavity, we’ll treat it with a tooth filling. Call 734-404-7336 for an appointment.

We Find Cavities When They’re Easy to Treat

Dr. Callow uses a handheld device called DIAGNOdent during dental exams to find cavities in their earliest stages, when they’re easiest to treat. It uses laser fluorescence, which identifies cavities more readily than traditional dental tools.

We use tooth-colored composite instead of metal fillings. Composite won’t show in your smile, and it also requires less alteration of your teeth than metal fillings.

We Offer Restorative Options for Severe Decay

If the decay is too severe for a simple tooth filling, we can treat it with other restorative dentistry options such as:

  • A dental crown to cover your whole tooth, strengthening it and protecting it from decay
  • An inlay or onlay to take care of cavities that are too large for a filling but not large enough for a crown

And if decay gets into the center of your tooth and becomes infected, Dr. Callow may be able to save the tooth with a root canal.

To find out how we can stop decay with tooth fillings, call Douglas A. Callow, DDS at 734-404-7336. Or use our online form to make an appointment at our Plymouth, MI dentist office. We’re located near Smith Elementary School, East Middle School, and the Westland Shopping Center.

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Video: Dr. Douglas A. Callow on The Modernized Tooth Fillings

Dr. Douglas Callow and the team have came up with several different reasons why composite fillings are better than the old silver mercury fillings. Learn more about tooth fillings - Call Douglas A. Callow, DDS office at 734-404-7336 or visit our website at for more details. --- Michigan native Douglas A. Callow, DDS grew up in Allen Park and attended the University of Michigan for both his undergraduate degrees and dental school. After graduating from UMDS in 1981, he was awarded membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society. FOLLOW US: