What Are Tooth Colored Fillings?
By Dental Associates of Shelton
June 29, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

What your dentists in Shelton, Connecticut want you to knowfillings

If you have tooth decay and need fillings, now you have a choice. Not too long ago, your only option was unsightly metal fillings. Modern filling materials are different and offer cosmetic beauty and strength. They can actually enhance your smile. That’s only one of the benefits of tooth-colored fillings. Dr. Michael Caserta and Dr. Adrian Basu at Dental Associates of Shelton in Shelton, Connecticut want to introduce you to tooth-colored fillings and what they can do for your smile.

When you choose tooth-colored fillings, no metal is used. Instead, a revolutionary liquid resin known as composite is the filling material. Composite can be perfectly matched to both the color and shape of your teeth, allowing you to have a virtually invisible dental restoration.

Your treatment begins with an etching material, which creates microscopic openings in your tooth surface to retain the composite. Next, a strong bonding cement is applied, and finally, the composite. Your dentist will shape and sculpt the composite material to perfection, and then harden the material using a dental light.

There are many reasons why people love tooth-colored fillings. These are just a few:

  • Cosmetic beauty; using no metal, tooth colored fillings become a virtually invisible addition to your smile.
  • Strength; tooth colored fillings hold your tooth together, protecting it from breaking.
  • Quick treatment; most tooth colored fillings only require one appointment.
  • Easy treatment; if there is no decay present you may not even need anesthetic.

Tooth colored fillings can be used to repair teeth that are:

  • Decayed or damaged
  • Chipped or cracked
  • Worn-down or eroded

It’s time to think differently about dental fillings. It’s time to say goodbye to metal and say hello to a beautiful, natural looking, tooth colored filling! People will notice your beautiful smile and not your fillings. To find out more about tooth-colored fillings and other restorative and cosmetic dental services, call Drs. Michael Caserta and Adrian Basu at Dental Associates of Shelton in Shelton, Connecticut. Call today to enhance and strengthen your smile!

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