How tooth-colored fillings can repair areas of tooth decay
- Posted on: Feb 15 2019
At the practice of Dr. Lindsey F. Marshall, patients in Ardmore, PA and the surrounding areas are welcome to learn about the various treatment options available for their smile. When it comes to restoring the smile and repairing areas of the teeth, she focuses on the use of tooth-colored fillings, especially for decay.
What is a filling?
A filling is a treatment used for patients who have tooth decay to stop the decay from getting larger and restore the tooth in which the decay is present. In the past, many dentists provided fillings with dark silver amalgam materials or with metals such as gold and silver. However, these are often unsightly and can be extremely noticeable when patients laugh, talk, and smile with others. Instead, we encourage patients to book a consultation appointment with our team of professionals to learn about tooth-colored options which blend in beautifully with the natural smile. At our practice, patients obtain these results with the use of composite resin bonding. Composite resin bonding is a clay-like material that can be utilized in areas of decay, hardened with a specialized light, and then filed and polished to look just like natural tooth enamel. It can be practically impossible for patients to note where their treatment was done within the smile.
Who needs a filling?
Fillings are best used for tooth decay. The same material, composite resin bonding, can be used on other areas of the smile. Composite resin bonding may be used to repair a tooth that is chipped or to disguise a gap between teeth near the front of the smile. Fillings are only needed for tooth decay, and any patient with decay can request our tooth-colored alternatives.
Our dentist encourages new patients to call her practice to learn more about tooth-colored fillings
Call the office today at (610) 649-0696 to schedule a visit with Dr. Lindsey F. Marshall and her team. She provides patients in the area of Ardmore, PA with a variety of general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry, and provides advanced dentistry and smile artistry.
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