You do your best to avoid cavities by regularly brushing, flossing, and rinsing, but at some point, your dentist alerts you to the fact that one has already developed. It might seem frustrating that formations can still occur even when practicing good oral hygiene, but the reality is that genetics, an unhealthy diet, and other habits can lead to dental decay. Fortunately, Healthy Smiles Dental Care can use tooth-colored fillings in Chelsea to remedy the problem and put your smile back on track. Call us today to find out if you’re a candidate for this type of restorative care.
Unlike traditional amalgam that causes dark rings to form around the base of a tooth over time, tooth-colored fillings appear natural. While the former can expand when exposed to hot or cold temperatures, a more natural solution maintains its shape and size so that teeth do not succumb to further breakage.
Tooth-colored fillings use what is known as composite resin that is biocompatible and capable of being matched to your natural tooth enamel shade. Because it is highly malleable, it does not require the removal of additional tooth structure, allowing you to keep more of your natural smile.
Placing a tooth-colored filling takes only one appointment. Once we numb the tooth and its surrounding area, we will begin to clear away any decayed portions and thoroughly clean it out. When finished, we will fill the area with composite resin so that it serves as a tight seal, preventing any harmful particles and bacteria from entering the tooth.
Using a curing light, we will harden the resin before giving your tooth a final polish.
Many patients wonder if tooth-colored fillings are capable of holding up as well as traditional amalgam. The truth is that yes, they are highly durable and can last for many years. In fact, there are many unique benefits associated with this type of restorative treatment, some of which include: