Tooth Colored Fillings(Composite Resin Fillings)
Cavities can cause acute pain, compromise your oral health, and result in tooth loss if left untreated. Cosmetic and Family Dentistry wants you to have a strong, healthy smile by using tooth-colored fillings to preserve teeth damaged by decay. If you need a new filling or want old metal fillings replaced, one of our dentist may suggest a composite resin filling. Our dental practice has not used amalgam (silver fillings) since 1998 and our team has been trained to use the best composite fillings around. Over time, metal fillings can crack, get leakage around the fillings and make teeth more susceptible to decay. This durable material made from resin or plastic can be tinted to match your natural tooth color, so it restores your tooth to a natural looking smile. The resin material is applied directly to the tooth surface after it has been prepped and conditioned, then it's shaped and hardened using a special curing light. Composite material has numerous benefits, It bonds more tightly with your natural tooth, thereby reducing the amount of tooth that needs to be removed to place the filling, also strengthens the tooth giving it better durability. The composite also bonds tighter which can reduce the risk of fillings coming loose or falling out over time. The result is a strong, and healthy smile.
Sealants and Preventive Fillings
Sealants and preventive fillings are a plastic or composite filling material that can be placed over the grooves on the biting surface of your teeth. While brushing and flossing are effective at removing most foreign matter and bacteria from the smooth surfaces of your teeth, the deep ridges and grooves on top of your teeth make that difficult. These restorations prevent food or bacteria from entering these grooves and helps decrease the likelihood of dental health issues. Sealants and preventive fillings are especially recommended for children after their permanent molars come in. Sealants and preventive fillings can last many years with proper care and regular maintenance at your bi-annual checkups.
Even the best preventive oral health defenses sometimes fail. When tooth decay, gum disease, dental trauma or any other oral health care issue breaks down preventive care, our restorative services can put the smile back on your face.
At Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we believe in restoring every smile back to its natural look and feel. Our dedicated dental team works hard to give you the best treatment options with state-of-the-art technology to return your smile back to a healthy smile.
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