Dental Tips Blog

Mar
7

White Fillings Strengthen Smiles

White dental fillings don’t just look good; they’re also good for your smile. More and more people are choosing composite fillings because of the advantages that they have over traditional metal fillings. Here are just a few reasons why they’re so great: 

They Re-Build Your Tooth

The strong materials used in white fillings can be placed onto just about any surface of your tooth. It can be placed over the tooth as well as inside of it.

Your dentist will shape it so that it actually re-builds your tooth where the cavity or fracture occurred. Once it’s hardened into place, you can go about your normal daily activities without anybody ever knowing your tooth was broken or decayed. 

Less Enamel Prep is Needed

Traditional fillings require the cavity be removed, along with a modest portion of tooth enamel surrounding it. An extra wedge is cut into the tooth to help silver fillings stay into place. With tooth-colored fillings, the material naturally adheres directly to the tooth enamel. What does that mean for you? Less enamel removal and more tooth preservation. Even when fillings wear out, the new filling is smaller than a metal filling would be, because there is more healthy enamel left in place. 

You Gain Self-Confidence

Having tooth-colored fillings can help you feel better about the way your smile looks. This gained self-confidence can help you feel more comfortable smiling or laughing around other people. If you’ve been hiding your smile, it’s time to have a serious talk with your dentist. A beautiful smile and a healthy smile are the most important thing you’ll wear every day.

Posted on behalf of:
Juban Dental Care
8564 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 927-8663

Sep
14

Metal-Free Fillings Look Great and Keep you Smiling

Posted in Fillings

Getting a filling doesn’t mean that you have to have a shiny metal restoration inside of your mouth. Now, tooth-colored composite fillings offer patients a metal-free alternative that’s also better for your smile.

What are the benefits of metal-free, composite fillings?

  • Less tooth preparation
  • A filling that blends in with your tooth
  • No mercury
  • No metal alloys
  • Smaller restorations

Have you thought about replacing your silver fillings with white fillings instead? That’s an option too! If your metal fillings are aging, leaking, or you’re just not happy with how they show when you smile, it’s a common request to have them replaced with white fillings instead.

One of the convenient things about composite fillings is that they can be placed in areas that silver fillings can’t: Such as smooth surfaces along the gumlines, the edges of teeth, or on front teeth that show when you smile. Since the material bonds directly with the porous tooth structure (something that silver fillings can’t do), they’re easier to place and are minimally invasive.

Composite fillings come in a wide variety of shades. Since everyone’s teeth come in different colors, it’s important that “white” fillings do too! Different undertones and hues of the teeth are matched on a shade guide so that a material can be used that closely resembles the natural structure of the tooth. Once the composite filling material is applied to the tooth and hardened with a curing light, the end result is a restoration that appears to seamlessly blend in with the tooth. You won’t even be able to tell where it starts!

Ask your dentist about repairing your teeth with white, composite fillings, or replacing your silver fillings today!

Posted on behalf of Randy Muccioli

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