At Family Dental Care, we know that tooth-colored fillings do wonders for confidence. Gone are the days of silver fillings that stand out to the eye. Tooth-colored dental fillings are now available in Beaverton, Oregon!
A tooth-colored filling is made from composite resin. It is a durable mix of dental-grade plastics and small glass particles. The composite resin can be used to repair cavities or even to reshape a damaged tooth.
The procedure to place a tooth-colored filling only requires one simple visit to the dentist, according to Colgate.com. Our dentist will first choose the shade of composite that best matches your tooth color. Then, after removing the decay, our dentist will shape and polish the composite so that it will be durable and resistant to staining. A local anesthetic or other sedation option may be administered to make your experience as comfortable as possible.
If you already have silver (amalgam) or gold fillings, you might want to trade them out for Family Dental Care’s tooth-colored fillings. Most modern dentists and patients prefer tooth-colored, composite resin fillings due to their efficiency and natural aesthetics. Silver fillings have proven to be safe, but many patients prefer to maintain a more natural-looking smile and replace them.
To put it simply, most people don’t want anyone to know they have teeth fillings. They want to smile and laugh without any worry about what others might be thinking. Tooth-colored fillings are also about as durable as amalgam fillings, and most insurance companies cover them for the front teeth.
Daily maintenance is paramount to keeping your tooth-colored fillings looking their best. Don’t skip brushing or flossing. Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush. Don’t forget to floss before bed. Keep seeing your dentist regularly to keep your fillings strong.
The best course of action is one that prevents cavities and therefore makes fillings of any kind unnecessary. Even daily brushing and flossing can leave plaque in some areas, so regular dentist appointments are needed as well as an excellent hygiene routine. With these habits, along with help from the professionals at Family Dental Care, you will decrease the likelihood of further problems.
Do you need a cavity filling? Then pick up the phone and call Family Dental Care to schedule an appointment for tooth-colored fillings in Beaverton, Oregon. There will be affordable prices, payment plans, and seasoned professionals happy to help you.