Dealing with Cavities?
When your dentist finds a cavity in your tooth, it is important to fill it with a restorative material as soon as possible to contain the problem and prevent further complications. In the past, the only available solution was a silver amalgam material, which served to restore full functionality to the affected tooth yet did nothing to restore its aesthetic appeal.
Today, traditional metal fillings are quickly being replaced with a tooth-colored material for its wide variety of distinct benefits. If you suspect that you may have a cavity and are interested in tooth-colored fillings in Miami, FL, your Artistic Smiles dentist is here for you.
A tooth-colored filling, commonly known today as a white filling, is used for the repair of teeth that are cracked or have been affected by tooth decay. Not only that but it simultaneously serves to improve the tooth’s size and shape, as well as its durability for withstanding the regular pressure from chewing.
White fillings are the direct result of modern advancements in dentistry, as they are created from a composite resin material that matches natural tooth appearance and structure. This innovative treatment option is a significant improvement over silver amalgam fillings for a broad range of reasons, including:
- Little alteration to the healthy tooth structure to accommodate the filling
- No common concerns associated with potential mercury content in metal fillings
- Long-lasting aesthetic results that blend in perfectly with your natural tooth
It is important to note that while tooth-colored fillings are the best treatment option for small to medium areas of damage, they may not be as effective for larger areas. Your dentist Dr. Elejabarrieta will determine whether this treatment is right for your distinct dental situation.
If you would like to experience the benefits of white fillings from a dentist in Miami, FL, please do not hesitate to contact the team from Artistic Smiles for additional details and to schedule your appointment.