The Benefits Of Tooth Colored Fillings
By Green Bay Family Dental
December 12, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small- to mid-size fillings that need to tooth colored fillingswithstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. They can be used on either front or back teeth. They are a good choice for people who prefer that their fillings look more natural. 

Tooth Colored Dental Fillings in Green Bay, WI

It generally takes longer to place a composite filling than it does for a metal filling. That’s because composite fillings require the tooth be kept clean and dry while the cavity is being filled. Tooth-colored fillings are now used more often than amalgam or gold fillings, probably due to cosmetics. In a society focused on a white, bright smile, people tend to want fillings that blend with the natural color of their teeth.

Although it is possible to make it to adulthood without developing a cavity, it is highly unlikely. According to CDC statistics, over 90% of adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have been treated for some degree of tooth decay, and the risk only increases with age.

Ultimately, the best dental filling is no dental filling. Prevention is the best medicine. You can dramatically decrease your risk of cavities and other dental diseases simply by:

  • brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste
  • flossing daily
  • eating a balanced diet
  • visiting the dentist regularly.

The dentists at Green Bay Family Dental in Green Bay, WI, Dr. Heidi Eggers-Ulve, Board Certified Pediatric Dentist; and Dr. Eric Ulve and Dr. Jessica Pasono, General Dentists, are specialists in tooth-colored fillings for cavity treatment that also preserves can even improve the cosmetic aspects of your smile.
 
Find a Family Dentist in Green Bay, WI

For more information about tooth-colored fillings and other cosmetic and general dentistry options for adults and pediatric patients, contact Green Bay Family Dental by calling (920) 432-2961 or (920) 499-7933 or at www.gbfamilydental.com to schedule an appointment today.

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