When you smile, always do it with confidence! For all of our tooth restoration services at Bowen Legacy Dental, we carefully balance health and aesthetics, creating the best outcome for your oral health, without neglecting the art of cosmetic dentistry. With our tooth-colored fillings, your teeth will look and feel more beautiful and healthy—no more flashes of dark metal showing off the fillings in your mouth! And, thanks to advances in dentistry, our tooth-colored fillings are more streamlined for your overall smile health than ever before.
The benefits of tooth-colored fillings
When teeth suffer from minor damage, like decay, they can be treated with simple fillings, rather than requiring more intensive options, like crowns. We use inlays, which are fillings that fit inside the grooves of molars and premolars, as well as onlays, which are fillings that cover damage on the cusps of the tooth. Both of these fillings are prefabricated and bonded to the teeth—rather than applied in a single visit like regular fillings. In the past, inlays and onlays were made of metal, but with recent developments in dentistry, patients can now enjoy the strength and restoration of fillings without noticeable coloration marking their past tooth damage. Since tooth-colored fillings are designed with health and aesthetics in mind, they treat your tooth damage appropriately and allow you to enjoy a healthy-looking and healthy-feeling smile.
Further health benefits of tooth-colored restoration include the durability and minimized damage to your smile. These inlays and onlays tend to be stronger than regular silver amalgam fillings and are mercury free. Plus, tooth-colored restorations, which replace typical silver amalgam fillings, cause less damage to teeth since they require less amounts of the healthy tooth structure to be removed prior to being filled. Regular dental care, including twice-a-year general examinations and preventative at-home oral hygiene, is all you need to keep your tooth-colored restorations strong and healthy for many years to come.
If you are interested in restoring your teeth or if you would like to learn more about our tooth-colored filling process, call us today to schedule an appointment. By restoring your damaged teeth, you can keep oral bacteria at bay and maintain a beautiful, healthy smile for life.