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The Benefits Of Tooth Colored Fillings

At Advanced Smiles Dental, Dr. Juli Eivens and Dr. Jennifer Laubach place fillings for patients in Austin, TX, to keep teeth healthy and smiles beautiful. Read about tooth-colored fillings and come see us if you think you have a cavity.

What is a filling?

A filling is any material that replaces the structure of the tooth. The decay in any cavity is removed by your Austin, TX dentists and replaced with a filling. Traditionally, tooth fillings were made from a metal alloy called amalgam. More recent concerns about the inclusion of mercury in this metal have made tooth-colored fillings more popular.

Tooth-colored fillings

Tooth-colored fillings are designed to blend in perfectly with your natural teeth. The resin material used can be sculpted onto the tooth by your dentist. It is cured with a special light until it hardens, and then might be polished or trimmed up by your dentist afterward.

Benefits of tooth-colored fillings

Tooth-colored fillings can fix a multitude of dental and cosmetic issues in a smile. Fillings can fill cavities but they can also repair:

  • Other damage from tooth decay
  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Teeth that are worn down from aging

The resin material used for fillings can correct these cosmetic issues and more. Tooth-colored fillings can restore any tooth a traditional metal filling can without any negative side effects. If no decay has to be drilled away from a tooth, the resin can even be added to a tooth easily and painlessly in a single appointment. You can come in with a chipped tooth and leave with a beautiful smile!

If you need a filling, Dr. Eivens and Dr. Laubach of Advanced Smiles Dental can help. Instead of a cavity or a chip, you can have a beautiful tooth that blends in with the rest of your smile. Contact us for an appointment in Austin, TX, at (512) 258-3384.

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