What are Tooth-Colored Fillings?
Tooth-colored fillings are a tooth-colored resin, which is made up of powdered glass and plastic resin to fill in cavities. This gives the filling a more natural appearance and enables it to blend in with the surrounding tooth structure. Composite fillings are mainly used in the front teeth, which are immediately visible. However, because of their ability to withstand the average chewing force, they can be used in the rear teeth as well. Advancement in the materials used now means that we can provide you with a better solution for restoring your teeth if you have cavities. With our tooth-colored fillings, you can now restore your tooth’s health and have that smile you’re proud to show off.
Signs that you need Tooth-Colored Fillings
Some signs that you need tooth fillings
- You’ve lost tooth filling from a previous procedure
- You experience tooth sensitivity when a certain tooth or teeth is exposed to hot or cold temperature or sweet, sticky and sour foods.
- You experience tooth pain when you bite down
- You have a visible hole or dark spot on your tooth
What to eat before and after getting tooth-filling?
- Avoid hard and sticky foods.
- Also avoid too much sugar intake
- Have bite-size chunks of food
- Avoid very hot or very cold beverages
- Tooth fillings let you maintain more of your natural tooth; they support the tooth structure and are secure. The filling can last for a long time.
- They shield the teeth from hot and cold, and they look more natural than amalgam fillings. Tooth fillings can’t be recognized by anyone close by and they are very comfortable.
- The composite resin material uses plastic and other fine ceramic particles, making this type of filling much more biocompatible. They bond well with your natural teeth, and this helps them stay in place much longer and with a better fit.
Long lasting results
On average, composite fillings will last for at least 5 years. If they are well taken care of, they do have the potential to last longer.
After Procedure Care
To get your tooth-colored filling to last longer, be sure to practice a good oral hygiene regimen; brush twice a day, floss once a day, and visit Smiley Dental at least twice a year for your dental check-up and professional tooth cleaning. Also, to avoid any damage to your filling, avoid things such as nail-biting, chewing ice, and opening any packages with your teeth.