Tooth-Colored Fillings From Your Dentist in Wilmington
A material made with a mixture of plastic and glass to resemble the natural look and feel of teeth, tooth-colored (or composite resin) fillings repair teeth that are stained, misshapen, or damaged. At Wilmington Family Dental in Wilmington, we know that these fillings are a convenient, affordable, and efficient option for patients looking to rejuvenate their smile, and we have seen their smile transforming effects countless times.
How are tooth-colored fillings placed?
After removing any signs of decay, your dentist will choose a shade of composite to best match your tooth shade. Then, a conditioning liquid will be applied to the area to ensure that the resin adheres properly. The composite material is then placed in layers and is sculpted to suit your smile and bite before a special curing light hardens it in place. Your dentist will then smooth and polish the area to ensure that it looks and feels natural.
How do you care for tooth-colored fillings?
Teeth treated with composite fillings require the same diligent cleaning and care as natural teeth. Daily dental hygiene – brushing twice and flossing once – is paramount, as are bi-annual dental examinations and cleanings. Eating a healthy, nutrient-rich diet, avoiding or quitting smoking, and doing your best to limit your consumption of staining foods and drinks are also important habits to establish and maintain.
Curious about whether tooth-colored fillings are right for you? Call us today to schedule a consultation!
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- Boost your smile confidence
- Restore tooth strength
- Repair decay with material that resembles your natural tooth
- Correct minor dental issues, including chips and cracks
- Minimize sensitivity to hold and cold temperatures.