Tooth-Colored Fillings – Shelton, CT
Mercury-Free Solutions for Cavities
Having a cavity is never a good thing; not only can the hole make for an embarrassing addition to your smile, but the bacteria it still contains could continue to spread and cause a severe, painful infection. After the area has been sterilized, Dr. Graber will need to repair it with a filling – and with the tooth-colored materials available at Dental Center of Huntington, he can leave the tooth looking as good as new afterward. Call us today if you have a cavity that needs to be fixed or a filling that you want to replace with a more image-friendly alternative.
Why Choose Dental Center of Huntington for Tooth-Colored Fillings?
- Focused on Providing Comfortable Treatments
- Dentist with Years of Restorative and Cosmetic Experience
- Resin Carefully Designed by Lab Experts
What are Tooth-Colored Fillings?
When dentists talk about “tooth-colored” fillings, they’re usually referring to restorations made from composite resin that consist of a ceramic and plastic compound. This material can be designed so that it’s the exact same color as your natural teeth, allowing it to blend into the point where it’s virtually unnoticeable. These fillings can be used on any of your teeth and are usually recommended for repairing smaller cavities as well as certain other kinds of dental damage.
The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings?
- Invisible: Metal fillings tend to be hard to miss, but most casual observers won’t even realize that you have a tooth-colored filling.
- Less Invasive: A tooth needs to be prepared before it can hold a metal filling. Composite resin fillings, in contrast, are much easier to place because they directly adhere to the tooth, requiring less removal of healthy enamel.
- Additional Strength: Not only does a tooth-colored filling help prevent further decay, but it can also strengthen the tooth.
Tooth-Colored Fillings vs. Silver Fillings
Many older patients still have silver fillings that, in addition to the obvious aesthetic disadvantages, tend to wear down and weaken over time. Eventually, they can break and leave the tooth exposed. At some point, they might even expand or contract, and this can cause further damage to the tooth’s structure. It’s generally a good idea to replace a silver filling with a tooth-colored one if you have the opportunity; this process usually takes at least two appointments.
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