Tooth Color Fillings

 

Dentists have more ways to create pleasing, natural-looking smiles than ever, thanks to advances in modern dental materials and techniques. Dental researchers continue to develop materials, such as ceramics and polymer compounds that look more like natural teeth. As a result, dentists and patients today have several choices when it comes to selecting materials to repair missing, worn, damaged or decayed teeth.

A composite (tooth-colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is decayed, cracked, or fractured, etc. The decayed or cracked portion of the tooth is removed and the area is cleaned and isolated before the bonding procedure.

Gone are the days of the old amalgam-type, metallic fillings that contain potentially harmful traces of mercury. Natural tooth-colored fillings are now the cosmetically preferred and most advanced method of filling cavities. Tooth-colored fillings are made of a strong composite resin that looks more like your natural tooth. These long-lasting alternatives to traditional amalgam fillings not only look better, they are also less likely to come loose and cause a return trip to the dentist.

Dental Bonding
One of the most common and effective dental treatments available, dental bonding can correct small cracks and chips in teeth, as well as improve alignment and spacing issues between teeth. Using a durable, tooth-colored resin, Dr. Desai can blend the bonding material with the color of your natural teeth. The material is then applied to the affected teeth.

Ask Dr. Desai if a composite filling is the best choice for your situation. As always, good oral hygiene habits and regular visits to your dentist will help your composite fillings last for years to come.

Please contact our office at 410-997-7412 to discuss your Tooth Colored Filling needs!