Many individuals have tooth-colored fillings in their mouths. These fillings, which are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth, have grown increasingly popular throughout the years. Colorful fillings that are a shade lighter than the rest of your teeth blend in well with the rest of your mouth and provide a lot of functionality. Patients who have tooth-colored fillings notice that they improve their appearance, self-assurance, and even happiness.
What are tooth-colored dental fillings?
Composite fillings, sometimes known as tooth-colored fillings, are restorations that are intended to be inconspicuous and natural in appearance. Amalgam fillings, which are more easily seen by others, do not blend in with the teeth as well as silver dental crowns. The composite fillings are made of ceramic and plastic compounds that chemically adhere to the teeth.
They may be used to repair chipped or fractured teeth, as well as to fill in decayed tooth regions. Composite restorations are most often used to treat the teeth closest to the front of the mouth because they are more apparent when patients smile. Teeth-colored fillings, on the other hand, can now be used to repair molar teeth that wear more than any other teeth.
Are composite dental fillings my best option?
The most popular dental fillings are tooth-colored fillings, which offer a natural appearance and allow you to smile confidently in public without fear of metal fillings. If you have cavities and require a dental filling, speak to your dentist about the advantages of tooth-colored fillings. You might be a candidate for a tooth-colored filling if you have a cavity, cracked tooth, or deteriorated filling. To find out whether composites are right for you, schedule an appointment for a dental consultation.
Benefits of tooth-colored dental fillings:
The fillings used to be made up of a combination of metals not long ago. People nowadays desire a natural-looking filling that goes well with the rest of their teeth. The goal is for passers-by to believe that the tooth is completely filled. This is precisely why tooth-colored fillings are becoming more popular. The material used in tooth-colored fillings is both durable and safe.
Fast & Efficient Treatment
The tooth-colored filling procedure is quick and easy. It takes less than an hour to treat one or two cavities. Local anesthesia will be given to numb the gums and teeth in the treatment region during your appointment. We will continue with treatment after the numbing effect has worn off, which generally takes 10 to 15 minutes.
The first step is to remove any affected tooth substance, and then clean the tooth. Next, we’ll fill the cavity created by the tooth decay with a natural-colored resin (that will be tinted to match your teeth). Our dentists will mold your composite resin material to preserve your natural bite and harden it with a specific curing light. We’ll work as quickly as possible to keep the amount of actual treatment time to a minimum during this procedure. In many circumstances, we may place, cure, and polish your filling in around 15 minutes.
If you maintain good dental hygiene, your tooth-colored fillings should last for 10 to 15 years or more. Brush twice a day, floss daily, and visit the dentist every six months to keep your teeth beautiful and healthy. Furthermore, avoid smoking and chewing on inedible things like pens or your fingernails, both of which can chip or dislodge fillings.
Stronger Tooth Structure
The teeth are coated with a composite resin that adheres to them. We don’t have to remove as much natural tooth structure because of this, as we would if we used silver amalgam or gold fillings. This allows us to treat your cavity more conservatively while still preserving more of your natural tooth structure.
Schedule a Dental Filling Consultation Today!
If you are interested in tooth-colored fillings and want to know if they are the best option for you, call our El Paso office today to schedule a dental filling consultation. During your consultation, we will examine your teeth and discuss your treatment options. We will work with you to find the best solution for your unique situation.
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