Tooth-Colored Fillings: Now You See ’em…

Can Tooth-Colored Fillings Improve My Smile?

Are you looking for tooth-colored fillings? For those of you who feel silver or gold fillings are cosmetically appealing, you need not read any further. However, if you prefer fillings that look like natural teeth, then we have good news for you.

Due to advances in dental technology, we can place tooth-colored fillings in almost every tooth in the mouth. These synthetic porcelain-type fillings can be a real pleasant surprise, proving to be very strong as well as aesthetically pleasing.

First, we remove decay from a tooth or round off the fractured edge. Then, we place the filling in a process that’s somewhat different from the traditional packing of silver into the tooth defect.

Instead, the part of the tooth that needs fixing receives a tooth-colored solution, painted on in layers. When the final layer is in place, we use a special light with a high-intensity beam to focus on the filling material. (It takes about one minute.) The energy of these particular light waves physically changes the filling material into a rock-hard restoration.

We routinely use tooth-colored fillings for the front as well as back teeth. They are a popular treatment choice with patients, and (judging from the response we get afterward), they are a big hit!

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