The use of tooth colored fillings can restore the smile and do so in an aesthetic manner
- Posted on: Jan 15 2019
Dr. Lindsey F. Marshall and her team work regularly with patients in the Ardmore, PA area to enhance the smile and improve its function and health. One way in which patients may be able to achieve a more beautiful smile is by asking their dentist about the benefits of tooth colored fillings.
Tooth colored fillings are dental restorations that are used to repair a tooth that has had a cavity. Cavities can erode the natural tooth structure and result in deep holes in the teeth. This can cause sensitivity and pain for many patients if left untreated. The dentist can remove the decayed portion of the tooth and place fillings to seal it off and protect it from further damage. These fillings, in the past, were sometimes made of metal or silver amalgam. Now, we have a more aesthetic option such as tooth colored fillings.
What materials are used for tooth colored fillings?
Tooth colored fillings are achieved with the use of composite resin bonding. This is a material that is safe, effective, and the same color as the natural teeth. When placed in the smile, it is practically impossible to notice that the tooth has been treated with a filling! We strive to use the best possible materials to achieve the smile patients desire.
How else can a patient treat a cavity?
For most of our patients, fillings are the best way to address a cavity. However, there are times when cavities can become extremely large. They can also affect the dental pulp inside of the tooth, causing an infection. When this happens, patients may want to ask about root canal therapy to salvage the natural tooth structure. If the damage worsens, the only alternative is extraction and replacement of the natural tooth.
Find out more about how tooth colored fillings can enhance your smile!
Call Dr. Lindsey F. Marshall and her team in Ardmore, PA to discuss your options. Her facility focuses on advanced dentistry and smile artistry and can ensure patients have access to the best possible treatments in the area. Her practice is located in Suite #602 at Suburban Square, 32 Parking Plaza, and can be reached at (610) 649-0696.
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