Tooth-Colored Fillings (Composites)
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Tooth colored fillings (Composites) are an ideal choice when you need a cavity filled. Unlike mercury fillings that are noticeable to others and may pose systemic health risks, composite filling material blends in to match the shade of your teeth. You also don’t have to be concerned about this type of filling breaking free and possibly entering your bloodstream as you might with mercury fillings. Tooth colored fillings have also been shown to be a preferable method for preserving the structure of your tooth; just another reason these restorations are gaining in popularity.
Prevent Tooth Loss
While you may feel disappointed at the need to have a cavity filled, it is a preferable alternative to needing to have the tooth extracted because of decay, which is typically inevitable as decay progresses. That’s one good reason to keep your bi-annual cleaning appointments, as well as to contact us immediately if you or a loved one spots tooth decay between appointments. Your dentist will examine your entire mouth to see if any of your teeth require fillings or other care.
Your smile is one of your greatest assets, which is why you want it to look as natural, and be as healthy, as possible. Your dentist will take the time to ensure the shade of the filling material is a close match before treating your cavity. Once your tooth colored filling is in place, you may well forget it is even there! It’s a simple and cost effective way to treat tooth decay, preserve your tooth, and improve the appearance of your smile, so do not hesitate to let us know if you have any questions about options for restoring your teeth and smile to full function, and a great appearance!
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