If you’ve got a cavity, chipped, or broken tooth, you’ll need a filling to restore it. At Connected Smile Solutions, we offer tooth-colored fillings that not only repair your teeth but are more visually appealing than fillings made with metal.
Cavities are the main reason people will need a filling, but other concerns may require one as well. People also get fillings to repair minorly cracked or broken teeth. If your teeth have been worn down due to bruxism, nail-biting, or other forms of misuse, fillings can also restore that.
Dental fillings are available in many materials. Amalgam fillings, a mixture of mercury, silver, tin, zinc, and copper, are one of the more durable types. It has a silver appearance, which will be more noticeable. Due to the risk of mercury exposure, amalgam fillings are not recommended for pregnant women, nursing mothers, children under the age of six, those with a sensitivity to mercury, or those with a neurological impairment.
Tooth-colored fillings are designed to blend in with the rest of your natural teeth. They’re made of composite resins and are both durable and resistant to fracturing. This material needs to be applied on a clean and dry tooth, so tooth-colored fillings may generally take a bit longer to apply than metal fillings.
During your filling appointment, we will use a special tool to remove the decayed area of your tooth. Once removed, we will properly clean the area and apply the material. Finally, we’ll finish by shaping it, trimming off excess material, and polishing the restoration.
Here are some of the advantages of tooth-colored fillings.
If you have a cavity or need to fix a cracked tooth, Connected Smile Solutions is here to help! Our tooth-colored fillings can restore your tooth and perfectly blend with your natural teeth. It’s a safe, affordable, and attractive solution! Give us a call if you have any questions.