Dental Checkup

Receiving news that you have a cavity is not the most pleasant. Aside from the terror of suffering from a toothache, the idea of undergoing a restorative treatment is also frightening. At Downtown Atlanta Dentistry, we want our patients to understand that it is best to seek professional assistance to prevent the spread of cavities effectively. At our practice, we offer an aesthetically pleasing and safe solution to cavities in the form of tooth-colored fillings.

 

What are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

As its name implies, it is a type of restoration that uses materials like composite resin to mimic real teeth as close as possible. Although they are not as durable as the other traditional materials used, they can still withstand for many years. However, before providing the said treatment, the dentist would first check the state of the patient’s teeth. If the decayed portion is too large for a filling, a different solution may be provided to not cause them any problem in the future.

 

Benefits of a Tooth-Colored Filling

  • Since the tooth-colored fillings are securely bonded on the teeth, patients are assured that the functionality of their oral structures is restored.
  • Dentists make sure to pick a shade that resembles the color of the teeth to make it less noticeable and natural.
  • Unlike the traditional materials used, a tooth-colored filling requires less removal of the teeth structure to make way for its placement.
  • Materials like amalgam, when placed on the teeth, tend to expand and contract if exposed to hot or cold substances. As a result, the tooth becomes more likely to break. Fortunately, there is no such risk with tooth-colored fillings.
  • The material used is known to be free from mercury, so the safety of a patient is secured.
  • Patients do not need to spend several days or weeks to have their tooth filled. As soon as the numbing effects of local anesthesia kick in, the dentist can proceed efficiently and effectively so the patient can enjoy their restored smile in one sitting.

With all these benefits, patients are more likely to consider having their teeth restored with a tooth-colored filling. But, if they have more questions about the procedure, feel free to contact us at our practice.

 
Aiming to restore your teeth as natural as it was before? Contact us to know more about Tooth-Colored Fillings in Atlanta, GA, or to schedule your appointment with Downtown Atlanta Dentistry!