Fillings have been used for generations to fix small cavities and slightly damaged teeth, but traditional metal fillings have always had a number of drawbacks. Firstly, they leave a large gray mark on any tooth they repair, making them instantly stick out in a person’s smile. Also, the material doesn’t actually bond to the enamel, meaning your dentist needs to create a pocket in your tooth for it to sit in. This means that healthy enamel usually needs to be removed, which can make a tooth much weaker and likely to crack in the future.
All of these issues are why Southeastern Dental Care is happy to use tooth-colored fillings. With them, Dr. Bui can repair your teeth so that look great and last a long time.
A tooth-colored filling is made of a material called composite resin. It is malleable, durable, and flexible enough that it can be used to perfectly replace the lost structure of a tooth, regardless of shape. As the name indicates, one of the best things about tooth-colored fillings is that they can be specially shaded to match the color of the surrounding teeth. This allows them to completely blend with the smile and preserve a person’s natural appearance.
Also, the material is able to bond directly to the teeth. This means Dr. Bui can preserve more of your natural tooth’s strength while repairing them, which will help them last for much longer. Altogether, you get the best of everything with this treatment.
At Southeastern Dental Care, our goal is always to go a step beyond. We won’t just repair your tooth, we’ll make sure it looks fantastic as well, and that’s exactly what we can do with tooth-colored fillings. If you would like to learn more about this treatment, or if you’re ready to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.