Tooth decay is one of the most common dental issues people face. It’s caused by an excess of bacteria building up on the tooth, whose acidic byproducts (created when the bacteria processes sugars and starches from our diets) attack the enamel. It can also be caused by repeated exposure to acidic foods like coffee and soda.
This decay can lead to small holes called cavities, which can be painful and lead to further issues with the teeth. Cavities are treated with dental fillings, which, as the name implies, fill in the gaps and prevent bacteria from breaking the tooth down any further.
Our office is proud to do tooth-colored fillings! These are made from a composite resin designed to mimic your natural teeth.
Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
If you’re considering getting a tooth-colored filling, there are a few things you should know. First, tooth-colored fillings are made of composite resin, which is a type of plastic. Composite resin is strong and durable, and it can be used to repair teeth that are chipped, cracked, or discolored.
Another benefit of tooth-colored fillings is that they can be matched to the color of your natural teeth. This means that they will be virtually invisible, and no one will be able to tell that you have a filling.
Tooth-colored fillings are also safe for your health. Unlike amalgam fillings, which contain mercury, composite resin fillings are safe for your body and won’t cause any health problems.
If you’re looking for a safe, strong, and invisible way to repair your teeth, tooth-colored fillings are a great option. To learn more about tooth-colored fillings, or to schedule an appointment, please call Pearly Smile Dental today.