Are you suffering from tooth decay? Do you need your cavities filled, but want to avoid metal fillings? Well, with tooth-colored fillings, that's no problem. Here in Hingham, MA, dentist, Dr. John Burns can help you get the healthier and whiter smile you want.
What are tooth-colored fillings?
Tooth-colored fillings, also known as composite resin, are used during dental bonding procedures. The composite is made of plastic resin and a filler of finely ground glass-like particles and is used to fix issues, such as:
- Chips and cracks
- Discolored and stained teeth
- Short teeth
How your doctor preps tooth-colored fillings in Hingham, MA?
In order to prepare your teeth for the composite, your dentist will apply an etching solution to the surface of your tooth, then the composite resin that matches the color of your teeth is applied and molded to the right shape. The last step consists of the composite being hardened in place with a curing light.
How do you maintain dental health?
Dental bondings require the same care as all your teeth. Be sure to brush your teeth twice a day, after breakfast and before bed, and floss at least once. This will help keep your teeth healthy and avoid new cavities from flourishing in your new tooth-colored fillings, or any of your other teeth.
What are the advantages of tooth-colored fillings?
After your doctor has finished the procedure, your teeth will look natural, especially if the tooth being filled is visible while you smile. Some other advantages include:
- The fillings won't cause your teeth to turn a gray tint over time and are safer.
- The composite strengthens your teeth, so you can enjoy your meals without having to worry about applying too much pressure on your tooth and breaking, or cracking, it again
- As mentioned before, your teeth will look natural, so you won't feel self-conscious when you smile.
Need a consultation?
For more information about tooth-colored fillings and how they can improve the appearance of your smile, call your dentist, Dr. John Burns at (781) 749-6750, his office is conveniently located in Hingham, MA, so don't hesitate to call!