It is not unusual to develop dental cavities that require professional care within a person's lifetime. A tooth filling is a restorative treatment that uses tooth-colored composite resin to cure cavities. At Beautiful Dentistry in Tempe, AZ 85284, we use tooth-colored fillings made from a composite resin to fill and avert cavities. Not only do these fillings bond to the enamel better, but they are more attractive.
What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?
Tooth-colored fillings are made of composite resins formed from powdered glass and plastic. The material is applied over the damaged tooth one layer at a time with precise detail. Once the dentist is satisfied with the shape, the resin is hardened using a distinct curing light to restore the tooth to full function. The composites are carefully tinted to match the natural shade of your tooth to provide realistic results and repair the tooth without detracting from the beauty of your smile.
Why Choose Tooth-Colored Fillings?
Tooth-colored fillings are custom-fitted dental restorations that offer more benefits than traditional metal fillings. The below are a few reasons why you can choose tooth-colored fillings.
Tooth-colored fillings restore the teeth to a flawless, cavity-free appearance. Patients can smile without any inhibitions, knowing their teeth look perfect and metal-free.
- Can Replace Old Silver Fillings
Amalgam fillings can be substituted with tooth-colored fillings to re-establish previously treated teeth's appearance and durability.
Tooth-colored fillings are more aesthetically pleasing than amalgam fillings. They blend in effortlessly with the adjacent teeth and are less noticeable when you smile.
- More Tooth Structure Is Preserved
The placement of tooth-colored fillings requires minimal amounts of the damaged tooth to be removed. This helps retain the strength of the tooth and minimizes the chances of future breakage.
Traditional silver amalgam fillings tend to expand and contract when exposed to extreme temperatures. The constant expansion and contraction could exert pressure on the tooth, causing it to crack and eventually break. Tooth-colored fillings are safer for the teeth as they are not affected by temperature variations.
Tooth-colored dental fillings restore the strength of the teeth as they are bonded to the teeth.
The tooth-colored filling is custom-shaded to match the surrounding teeth for seamlessly discreet cavity treatment.
Over time, silver amalgam metal fillings are known to change the color of the teeth to a greyish tint. Tooth-colored fillings make a better solution for cavity treatment, as they will not discolor the teeth.
Tooth-colored fillings are durable and long-lasting. With efficient care, tooth-colored fillings may last as long as fifteen years.
If you want to know more about our tooth fillings procedures, call Beautiful Dentistry in Tempe, AZ 85284 at (281) 991-6530 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Martin Sobieraj.