Repair Smiles with Tooth-Colored Fillings
Despite our best efforts, damage and decay to our teeth can still affect our smiles. Our dental staff at Ocean Dental Center is experienced in restoring and protecting patient’s smiles with the help of fillings. Continue reading on to learn how white fillings can leave individuals with a natural looking and feeling smile.
Why Does Our Dental Staff Use Composite Resin Filling Materials?
In previous years, many dentists used silver-colored metal amalgams. These fillings would cause further damage to the tooth by changing shape with different temperature changes. This allows bacteria to enter and eventually leads to more tooth decay. Composite fillings are the perfect option due to their natural appearance. Our dental team applies the fillings to each individual tooth and allows it to get into the deep grooves for the best protection possible. After the application is made, the dentist will use a special light to harden the surface. The entire process is short and comfortable for patients.
What is Direct Bonding?
Direct bonding uses composite resin to repair several issues such as misshapen or discolored teeth. It is an effective alternative to dental veneers.
How Can I Prevent Tooth Decay?
The best way to win the fight against tooth decay is by instilling in yourself proper brushing and flossing habits at least twice a day. Our office also recommends regular dental exams and cleanings at least twice a year. These appointments help to successfully eliminate plaque and tartar hidden in the gums that often lead to decay. It is also important to take note of your sugar intake throughout the day.
Call our Ocean Dental Center office today to set up your next appointment with a member of our staff and keep your teeth healthy.