NATURAL-LOOKING TOOTH FILLERS
Two of the things people worry about with tooth fillings are pain and if the filling is going to look natural. No one is proud of a tooth filling and most people want to hide it as much as possible. Nothing ruins the look of a smile quicker than an obvious tooth filling.
Windermere Dental and Medical Spa is proud to offer natural-looking tooth fillings to our patients. With our tooth-fillings, you will have the comfort of knowing that your filling will protect your tooth while fitting seamlessly with the rest of your teeth.
WHY NATURAL-LOOKING TOOTH FILLERS?
Ever since the Civil War, tooth fillings were made of a composite silver or a mixture of a couple different metals. This type of filling is still being done today. However, these kinds of materials always gave a brown and metallic-looking spot on the tooth. This could be easily picked out by people you were talking to and could be a cause for embarrassment.
Today’s technology has allowed for tooth fillings that are more natural looking and can seamlessly blend in with the rest of your mouth. Other than the obvious advantage of blending with your mouth better, using natural-looking tooth fillings have a few other advantages:
- They can be customized: Not everyone’s teeth are the bright white we all wish they were. Not only that, not every tooth in a person’s mouth is the same shade. When you use natural-looking tooth fillings, you are able to customize the look of your filling to match the color of the tooth it’s going on.
- They require less tooth to be removed: old-style fillings needed a much bigger gap to fill within the tooth than the more natural-looking fillings. This means less tooth needs to be removed during the procedure, which shortens the procedure time and prolongs tooth life.
- It bonds directly to the tooth: Metal fillings would always leave a gap in the tooth because they couldn’t be directly bonded to the tooth. This gap allows bacteria to seep into the tooth and could cause major problems later on. By bonding directly to the tooth, the natural-looking filler forms a tight seal and helps prevent problems later on.
Needing a filling is stressful enough, you don’t need to add to it by having an unattractive metal filling placed. This is why Windermere Dental and Med Spa offers cosmetic fillings.
Call our offices to schedule a consultation about natural-looking tooth fillers today!