By Mission Hill Dental
January 04, 2021
Category: Oral Health

Are you suffering from tooth decay? Do you need your cavities filled, but want to avoid metal fillings? Well, you should consider tooth-colored fillings. At Mission Hill Dental, in Canyon Lake and New Braunfels, TX, Dr. Horacio Lucero can give you a healthier whiter smile.

What are tooth-colored fillings?

Tooth-colored fillings, composite resin, are used during dental bonding procedures. The composite is made of plastic resin and finely ground glass-like particles to fix issues, such as:

  • Chips and cracks
  • Fractures
  • Decays
  • Discolored and stained teeth
  • Short teeth

Fillings and Dental Bonding in New Braunfels and Canyon Lake

To prepare your teeth for the composite, your dentist will apply an etching solution to the surface of your tooth, then apply composite resin that matches the color of your natural teeth. Dr. Lucero then shapes/molded the tooth and hardens it with a curing light.

Advantages of Tooth-colored Composite

After your doctor has finished the procedure, your teeth will look natural, especially if the tooth being filled is visible while you smile.

Some other advantages include:

  • Unlike silver amalgam, tooth-colored fillings won't turn teeth gray over time and are safer
  • Your smile will look more natural
  • You'll have more confidence.
  • The composite strengthens your teeth, so you can enjoy your meals without having to worry about breaking, or cracking teeth

Maintaining your New Bonding

Dental bondings require the same care as all your teeth. Be sure to brush your teeth twice a day, after breakfast and before bed, and floss at least once in the evening.

This will help keep your teeth healthy and avoid new cavities from appearing in your new tooth-colored fillings, or any of your other teeth. Make sure you also eat healthily and drink plenty of water to wash away food debris.

Consultation

For more information about tooth-colored fillings, call Dr. Horacio Lucero of Mission Hill Dental at (830) 625-7322, in Canyon Lake and New Braunfels, TX.

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