The Benefits Of Tooth Colored Fillings
posted: Jun. 23, 2021.
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 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.