Tooth Colored Fillings in Bloomingdale
Cavities are among the most common dental conditions; most people will
have to deal with one at some point. Most cavities require your dentist
to remove the decayed portion of your tooth, and fill it with one of a
variety of materials available for that purpose. Recent advances in the
field of dentistry has made even more treatment options possible for minor
procedures like tooth colored fillings, so if you haven’t required
a tooth colored filling in some time, it would be a good idea to read
up on what is available so that you understand the choices available to you.
What are composite resin fillings?
The most familiar type of filling for most of us is probably the silver,
or amalgam, filling. Some amalgam fillings have been called mercury fillings,
because some amalgam fillings contained mercury. Metal fillings were effective,
but very conspicuous and tended to blacken in color over time.
Composite resin dental fillings were created as an alternative to traditional
metal dental fillings. Tooth colored fillings colored to look like a natural
tooth, known as Composite Resin Dental Fillings, are made of a plastic
dental resin. Tooth colored fillings or composite resin dental fillings
are strong and durable, and make for a very natural looking smile. Many
dental insurance plans cover their use.
Who qualifies for composite resin dental fillings?
Composite resin dental fillings are an option for anyone who has a cavity
or broken fillings, mercury fillings, or amalgam fillings.
Mercury fillings, or amalgam fillings, can easily be removed and replaced
with tooth-colored resin fillings that many people find to be far more
attractive alternatives. The composite resin fillings are also much stronger
than metal fillings, and can therefor strengthen the tooth.
Composite resins may also be used to enhance the appearance of any tooth
through a special bonding procedure. The composite resin will strengthen
and enhance the natural tooth structure as it does with use as a dental filling.
For more information about tooth-colored fillings and other composite resin
procedures, please feel free to contact Associated Dental Care today.