For several decades, having a cavity meant that you had to sacrifice the aesthetic appeal of your smile and get a filling made of amalgam, or a mix of various metals like silver. Over time, these fillings left a noticeable gray mark on your tooth that could mar your smile. Fortunately, these days there is a much better alternative – tooth-colored fillings in Aurora. These fillings can be color-matched to your existing tooth enamel so that they do not stand out in your smile. Contact us today if you have a cavity that needs filling.
Tooth-colored fillings are made of a material called composite resin, which is actually the same substance used in cosmetic bonding. This material, comprised of a blend of ceramic and plastics, is highly malleable, allowing it to fit right into your cavity in Aurora without removing any natural tooth structure to make room. Once your tooth-colored filling is placed, no one but you should be able to tell that you have had dental work done.
First, your dentist in Aurora will remove any decayed material from your tooth. Then, he will apply the composite resin material in layers until the cavity is entirely filled. Finally, he will use a special curing light to harden the filling into place, and voila! The whole process should take about an hour per tooth. Although the process is slightly longer than that of traditional amalgam fillings, it will be worth it to have a filling that doesn’t stand out in your grin.
Besides being more aesthetically desirable than their metal counterparts, tooth-colored fillings in Aurora offer a whole host of benefits, including:
The great news is that taking care of your composite resin fillings is quite similar to caring for your teeth without fillings. Be sure to brush your teeth twice a day with fluoridated toothpaste and floss at least once daily. Also, come visit us every six months for a professional teeth cleaning and checkup to let us evaluate how your tooth-colored fillings are holding up.