Tooth-colored fillings are the natural-looking way to repair damaged or decayed teeth. Also called white or composite fillings, tooth-colored fillings correct oral health problems while beautifying teeth at the same time. If you have tooth pain or damage, schedule your visit with Dr. Cirka, Dr. Jeon, or Dr. Ridge at Philadelphia Dentistry to discuss tooth restoration.
When you have a cavity, the decayed parts of your tooth need to be removed and filled in with another substance. There was a time when silver amalgam fillings were the norm, but these are no longer ideal dental restorations. Besides the trace amounts of mercury in silver fillings, the material can expand over time, which could fracture your tooth and require additional restorations. Silver fillings are sometimes to blame for the discoloration of the gums around the treated tooth.
Tooth-colored fillings are durable, long-lasting tooth repairs that are ideal for treating visible teeth as well as molars. They support and reinforce a tooth and do not compromise its structure while hiding any traces of damage or decay. They are considered a safer restoration because they are mercury-free.
Fillings aren’t only used to repair teeth that have cavities. They are a versatile restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry solution that can correct a problem tooth or address minor aesthetic issues. Fillings often eliminate the need for a more invasive or costly dental repair and they are typically completed in one visit to your Center City dentist.
Tooth-colored fillings are an excellent choice for:
Modern fillings are strong. They not only correct dental problems and reshape teeth, they stabilize surrounding tooth structure, so the health of neighboring teeth is not affected.
Dental fillings come in different forms, but they are all executed with the same end goal in mind: to correct problems and maintain a white smile. There are three typical forms of tooth-colored fillings that your Philadelphia dentist will consider for your repair or restoration:
The beauty of modern cosmetic dentistry is that there are multiple treatment options for every type of oral health issue, and every dental restoration is also a cosmetic restoration, leaving the corrected tooth looking beautiful, complete, and natural. Find out if a tooth-colored filling is the right solution for your dental problem. Contact Philadelphia Dentistry in Center City, Philadelphia to schedule your appointment and discuss the dental restorations and cosmetic dentistry treatments that are appropriate for your oral health concerns.
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