If decay has weakened your teeth, tooth-colored fillings can be used to fill in and strengthen a tooth after removing decay. An added benefit of tooth-colored fillings is that they match the color of your teeth and blend in without being noticeable to others. Dr. Jill Markos, your Vancouver, WA dentist, can make your teeth strong and healthy again with tooth colored fillings.
Tooth Colored Fillings
For years, silver amalgam fillings were the traditional choice for filling cavities in teeth. One drawback, though, is the silver spots on teeth that are readily visible to others when smiling or speaking. Tooth colored fillings are a much more discreet option for filling cavities. Tooth colored fillings are typically made from a resin material that is cured with a special light in order to achieve the best color match to your existing teeth. With tooth colored fillings, no one has to know you even have fillings at all.
Tooth colored fillings offer several benefits. Teeth weakened by decay or damage are made strong again and normal tooth functions, such as biting and chewing, are restored. Additionally, cleaning out the decay and filling in the problem tooth prevents decay and infection from spreading. This improves the health of the tooth. Tooth colored fillings also have a major advantage over other, more conspicuous, dental fillings. As mentioned, since they are light cured to match the color of your existing teeth, they blend right in.
Tooth colored fillings can make your teeth strong and healthy again, while also being discreet. Dr. Markos is your Vancouver, WA dentist for tooth colored fillings. To schedule an appointment, call the office at (360) 693-2544.