Archives by Tag 'tooth colored fillings'

Why Are Dental Fillings So Important?

Fillings, tooth decay

11/09/2012
We try to brush and floss regularly, and to avoid sugary between-meal snacks... but sometimes we just can't seem to avoid tooth decay. According to a branch of the National Institutes of Health, tooth decay is the #1 chronic disease of children and adults in America. If you haven't had more...

Tooth-Colored Fillings: How Things Have Changed!

Fillings, tooth decay

11/09/2012
Once upon a time, when your dentist gave you a filling, you ended up with a silvery-gray spot of metal in the center of your tooth. But times have changed. Today, in many instances, you may have a choice: standard “silver” (dental amalgam) fillings, or nearly invisible tooth-colored fillings made more...

Tooth-Colored Fillings Offer Invisible Strength & Protection

Fillings, tooth decay

11/07/2012
What if you had a filling — and nobody knew it was there? That's one of the best things about tooth-colored fillings: They match the color of natural teeth so well that it's almost impossible to tell you have one. But the true beauty of a tooth-colored filling isn't just more...

More Choices than Ever in Dental Fillings

Fillings, tooth decay

11/04/2012
Most everyone knows the procedure for filling a cavity: After the suspicion of tooth decay has been confirmed by an exam and X-rays, you recline in the chair while your dentist numbs the tooth being treated, and then removes the decay with a dental drill or another handheld instrument. After more...

The Natural Beauty of Tooth-Colored Fillings

cosmetic dentistry, smile design, Smile Makeover

02/05/2010
You don't have to put up with unsightly metal fillings any more with the development and use of natural-colored fillings, which are undetectable to the eye. Properly restored teeth with these types of fillings function and wear normally, appearing indistinguishable from natural teeth. And scientific studies and clinical experience have more...