Tooth Colored Fillings Restore Damaged Teeth
By Dyras Dental, PLLC
June 29, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Do you have a cavity that needs treatment, but you’re hesitating to go to the dentist because you don’t want unsightly metal amalgam tooth colored fillingsfillings in your mouth? Just tell your Lansing, MI dentist that you would prefer tooth-colored fillings instead. It’s a treatment that protects your teeth while also offering cosmetic advantages.

Having Damaged Teeth Repaired
It’s a good thing when a cavity is caught early because the treatment is relatively simple. Cleaning of the affected area will prevent future tooth decay. The last step of the treatment is to add a secure filling over the hole to seal it. Traditionally, metal amalgam fillings were used because of their durability. However, now most patients want tooth-colored or white fillings for cosmetic reasons.

Why Tooth-Colored Fillings?
If you’ve ever seen someone with dark-colored spots on top of their white teeth, you’ll immediately recognize that they probably had a cavity treated. Most patients are insecure about the way these fillings make their mouths look when they laugh or talk, yet they want to avoid further tooth decay. The ideal solution is a tooth-colored filling. It’s a material composed of composite resin or glass ionomer that is solidified using a dental curing light. These are the same materials that dentists use to bond and contour the front teeth for a better look, so you can rest assured that the filling will be unnoticeable. They'll stay bonded for years -- longer if you have good oral hygiene habits.

Restore Your Smile’s Strength and Beauty
Do not allow a cavity to progress into a problem that would require a more invasive root canal treatment just because you are concerned about how your tooth will look. White cosmetic fillings will restore good health to your tooth while maintaining its beauty.

The Ideal Cavity Treatment
You’ll be the only person who knows you ever had a cavity when you choose tooth-colored fillings. See a dentist at Dyras Dental, in Lansing, MI for immediate treatment. Call 517-485-1900 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael Hutcheson and Dr. Laura Dyras.