A beautiful smile is a confident smile, and it can transform a person’s entire appearance. Many people feel self-conscious about their obvious cavity fillings. Metal amalgam fillings used to be the only option for restoring a tooth that had a cavity, and while they have done the job for many years, they are not the desired option for many people today. Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD is proud to offer his patients tooth colored fillings as part of our cosmetic dental services so that they can keep their beautiful smile without feeling embarrassed that they have had a cavity. Tooth colored fillings are dental fillings that restore and mimic the natural appearance of the tooth structure, and they are an option for almost anyone.
There are advantages of tooth colored fillings that many people are beginning to be aware of:
- They bond to the structure of the tooth chemically, therefore, eliminating the requirement of placement slots, grooves, or pins.
- They are incredibly strong – restoring the tooth to about 90% of its original strength.
- They harden very quickly with a specialized light, making them an immediate restorative option.
- They can be placed on the front and back teeth without compromising the esthetics of the mouth.
- They can be color matched to blend in with the natural color of a person’s teeth.
There are other advantages of tooth colored fillings and Dr. Suway will be happy to go over those with you. If you are interested in learning more about tooth colored fillings, please contact the dental practice of Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD for more information. We look forward to helping you restore your smile.