Dental cavities damage the teeth and affect the strength, function, and structure of the teeth. Tooth damage caused by decay and cavities can be prevented through the use of dental fillings. Fillings are one of the most common restoration procedures to repair tooth damage. At Stein Family Dentistry, we provide Tooth-colored Fillings to restore the tooth’s structure, strength, and function while maintaining the appearance of the teeth.
Facts about Tooth-Colored Fillings
- Fillings bond to healthy tooth enamel to stay.
Cavities grow in the tooth’s enamel, but the enamel cannot determine and feel that there’s already a cavity. As the cavity spreads broader and deeper, the enamel eventually decays and becomes brittle. Tooth-colored fillings are applied to prevent these cavities from damaging the teeth; however, it requires healthy tooth enamel to attach fully. If there’s not sufficient healthy enamel, the filling may fall off.
- Tooth-Colored Fillings preserve more of the natural teeth structure.
Filling materials bond to the tooth’s surface like adhesives. Before the application process, the dentist removes the dental cavities from the teeth; it allows the dentist to retain most of the natural teeth and defend it from further damage caused by decay.
- Tooth-colored Fillings replaced the amalgam fillings.
Amalgam or silver fillings was the best restoration option – but that was before until Tooth-Colored fillings had emerged. The tooth-colored material used which is the composite resin provides natural-looking restorations and seals off minor holes or cracks in the teeth.
The Advantages of Tooth-Colored Fillings
Improves Overall Health: Tooth-Colored Fillings preserve more of the natural teeth structure because it requires minimal removal of the existing tooth. Keeping more of the natural teeth leads to improved dental health and lessens the possibility of acquiring tooth decay or other oral health issues.
Match the natural color of the teeth: Tooth-colored Fillings replicate the tooth structure and shade. For patients who are looking for teeth restorations that do not affect their appearance, Tooth-colored fillings are the ideal solution.
Durable, healthy, and safe: With proper care, composite or tooth-colored filling material has been proven to be tough and durable material that can hold up and last for years. It is a safe dental procedure which effectively repairs and restores damaged teeth.
Reduced Sensitivity: Experiencing sensitivity after the dental procedure is normal, but after some time, tooth-colored fillings no longer become sensitive to extreme hot and cold temperature, and at the same time it does not easily alter with the exposure to temperature.
Tips to Maintain Your Tooth-Colored Fillings
- Brush and floss regularly to keep the mouth and the filling clean.
- Limit alcohol intake; frequent consumption of alcohol can wear down the fillings
- Avoid on excessively chewing hard, solid and sticky foods
- Limit consumption of sugary candies and foods
- Visit the dentist regularly for checkups; if there are swelling, pain or bite issues, seek the dentists’ expertise for professional treatments.
Suspect you have a cavity? Let us help you restore and regain your teeth’s function. Avail of our Tooth-Colored Filling Service in Spokane, WA. Book an appointment with us at Stein Family Dentistry.
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