The Benefits Of Tooth Colored Fillings
Most people have had at least one cavity by 17 years of age, according to a 2000 report by the U.S. Surgeon General. Fortunately, dental fillings can help resolve damage done by cavities. Your dentists at Sudbury Family Dental Care in Sudbury, MA, Dr. Maria Elizondo Marinescu, Dr. Sorin Marinescu and their associates, provide tooth-colored fillings, as well as other types of dental restorations.
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Tooth-colored fillings are usually preferred by individuals who don't want visible fillings. They are also known as composite resin and made of plastic resin and a filler, finely ground glass-like particles. They fix issues such as chips and cracks, fractures, decays, discolored and stained teeth, and short teeth.
Fillings seal holes caused by cavities. A cavity results from bacterial plaque that produces acid and creates holes (cavities) in teeth. If not detected early on, serious issues may occur, like receding gums. Your Sudbury doctor cleans and disinfects the cavity, then they seal it with the filling to protect the integrity of the tooth.
Composite is a popular choice that lasts longer, but doesn't require as much drilling compared to amalgam.
Dental fillings require the same care as all your teeth: Brush your teeth twice a day, after breakfast and before bed. Floss at least once before bed and maintain a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables. Drink water to help wash away food debris, and visit your doctor twice a year for regular checkups and professional cleanings.
After your doctor has finished the procedure, your teeth will look natural. There are many advantages of tooth-colored fillings, like natural-looking teeth that provide a beautiful smile, composite which strengthens your teeth, and sealed cracks which protect teeth from bacteria.
If you have any questions about tooth-colored fillings, don't hesitate to call Sudbury Family Dental Care in Sudbury, MA, Dr. Maria Elizondo Marinescu, Dr. Sorin Marinescu and their associates. You can reach them at (978) 443-5193.