Tooth Colored Restoration Or Tooth Colored Filling

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Tooth Colored Restoration Or Tooth Colored Filling
Why do we need fillings done?

When you develop sensitivity to cold, hot or sweet things, there may be something going in your mouth which you need to get checked out by your dentist. A cavity or decay or caries develops when foods, sugars etc that remains in the oral cavity are broken down into acids by bacteria that are present in the oral environment. These acids breakdown tooth enamel creating a cavity.

They are either metal in overlaid ceramic or the newest and state of the art “All Ceramic® Crowns that not only are more esthetic and tissue friendly but also as strong as ceramic metal crowns. these crowns gives you an enhanced more life like result and impeccable beauty and esthetics mimicking that of natural teeth.

What filling materials can/do we use?

Say goodbye to ugly silver colored amalgam fillings! Modern dentistry uses materials that are now safer and esthetically pleasing.

Tooth colored fillings are becoming increasingly popular over the traditional silver mercury fillings. Silver fillings characteristically darken over time and have a tendency to fracture the tooth in the long run. They tend to corrode and leak over time.

Invisible composite bonded fillings are not only more aesthetic but require less of tooth structure to be removed. In fact once bonded in, they strengthen the tooth.

Today patients demand to replace their old black fillings in place of tooth colored composite bonded fillings that blend in beautifully with the remaining tooth whereby creating an invisible effect.

Where can be Composites used?

For cavities that form on Occlusal or grinding surface For cavities that occur between 2 teeth For cavities that occur next to the gum line They can also be used to repair broken edges or fractured front teeth They can be used to close spaces between teeth as well.