Cavities and Fractures Need Repair

Dentistry’s dirty little secret?  The restorations that are placed into your teeth will not likely last forever.  Any restoration is a repair of damage done to your teeth and there is currently no method of truly healing a tooth to its original condition.  The larger the damaged area, the weaker the restored tooth will be, so it is critical to have a cavity or fracture repaired as soon as it is noticed.  Older silver fillings can last for years but are unsightly and there is concern (though no solid proof) that the mercury in them could be harmful.  Composite resin (tooth colored) fillings have become popular over the last decade and have expanded to include the newest hybrid types of restorations.  These fillings look very natural and can even be used for cosmetic enhancement of the teeth but they can wear faster than silver in larger applications.  That is why it is always best to keep a filling smaller by having frequent dental exams (twice a year) that can catch tooth damage or decay at its earliest (and smallest) stages.

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A year has passed since COVID first made its impact on the world.  All of us have been affected by the virus but our team at Morfas Family Dentistry took great steps from the very beginning to prevent us from contracting COVID while serving our patients.  I am truly grateful and happy to acknowledge that none of our team contracted the virus!

At the same time, we enhanced some of our protocols at the office to further protect our patients.  All of our team has received both doses of the COVID vaccine. We keep our waiting room socially-distanced and have patients waiting in the car until their appointed time. We take patients’ temperature upon entry to the office and ask the key questions related to COVID symptoms. All of our dental instruments and equipment are sterilized, which has always been part of our sanitizing protocol.

Morfas Family Dentistry has always made it our goal to provide our patients and staff with a safe and comfortable environment combined with the finest in dental care, and I am so very fortunate to work with the best group of people that I could ask for.  We will continue to constantly monitor any new developments with this and future viral outbreaks so that our patients can always expect the safest and best dental care possible at Morfas Family Dentistry.


Dr. Morfas