What you need to know about tooth colored fillings from your dentist in Raleigh
If you have damaged or decayed teeth, chances are you have been thinking about dental fillings. Does the idea of large, metal fillings stop you from getting necessary dental treatment? If so, you’ll be happy to know that you have a better choice, tooth colored fillings! Dr. Ajamu Giscombe at Blue Ridge Dental Care in Raleigh, NC, wants to share how tooth-colored fillings can restore your smile.
Tooth-colored fillings are versatile and can repair all of the same issues as conventional metal fillings, but provide a much more natural look. Consider tooth-colored fillings to repair teeth that are:
Tooth-colored fillings can restore both the strength and beauty of your teeth. Tooth-colored fillings use a liquid resin material known as composite, instead of metal. Metal fillings tend to wedge a tooth apart, separating it into sections, making it more prone to breakage. Tooth-colored fillings work differently because the material is bonded to your tooth with strong cement, holding your tooth together, protecting it from breakage. That’s why tooth colored fillings actually make your teeth stronger.
Increased strength isn’t the only benefit of tooth-colored fillings. One of the main reasons people love tooth-colored fillings is because they are virtually invisible in your smile. The composite material can be matched perfectly to the color of your teeth. It can also be sculpted perfectly to accent the natural contours of your teeth. The end result is a harmonious, beautiful, natural-looking smile with no metal!
Treatment is easy and quick, requiring only one appointment. An etching material is applied which creates microscopic openings in the tooth surface to retain the composite. Then, a bonding cement is applied, and finally the composite. After the liquid composite has been sculpted perfectly, it is hardened using a dental light. That’s all there is to it!
If you need to restore your smile, consider tooth colored fillings! They are the modern solution to a strong, beautiful smile. For more information about tooth-colored fillings and other restorative and cosmetic dental services call Dr. Giscombe at Blue Ridge Dental Care in Raleigh, NC, today!