What Types of Dental Fillings Look Like Your Natural Tooth?
Posted on 5/10/2021 by Water's Edge Dental
Dental fillings are a common solution to cavities. They are one of the most commonly performed dental care treatments. Dental fillings are necessary when there is tooth decay, discoloring, or unnatural open spaces between teeth. We also use fillings to restore a chipped tooth or reshape an abnormal tooth. It is important to get a dental filling to avoid long term problems.
There are several kinds of dental fillings. They are made from a variety of materials. It is important to find out which filling will best compliment your teeth.
Natural Looking Dental Fillings
Our top recommendation for a tooth colored dental filling is to use a composite filling. Many people prefer the tooth colored composite fillings as they blend nicely with adjacent teeth. Composite fillings provide good support. They chemically bond to the tooth. In addition, less of the tooth needs to be removed when we put these fittings in, as compared to other types of dental fillings. While gold fillings are durable, and amalgam fillings are inexpensive, tooth colored composites look like your natural teeth.
If you need to replace a large filling, a CEREC porcelain filling is a good choice. It is durable as well. The other big advantage is that they are aesthetically pleasing. CEREC fillings are natural looking.
We Can Help You Make the Best Choice to Match Your Mouth
The first step is to make an appointment for your annual checkup and cleaning. At that point we can assess your tooth decay to see if you need a filling. We are happy to talk through the options, and help you make the best choice for your mouth. Many people share the desire to have natural looking dental fillings, and we look forward to helping you to have the best smile possible.
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