Tooth-Colored Fillings

Traditional fillings often appear as unattractive, dark-colored spots on the teeth. Old-fashioned mercury fillings are not only unattractive, but may also be potentially hazardous. These unappealing fillings can be removed and replaced with natural-looking tooth-colored fillings. Tooth-colored fillings are made of a resin that is colored to match and blend into the surrounding tooth, rendering the filling virtually invisible. Don’t live with unsightly, artificial looking silver fillings any longer. Contact the Smile Doctors at the Cosmetic and Wellness Center of New Jersey.

Dental Filling Procedure

Before a dental filling can be placed to restore a tooth the affected area must first be prepared. If the procedure involves removal of an unattractive amalgam silver filling the old filling will be removed before the new tooth-colored restoration is placed. If the dental filling is being placed for the first time, the New Jersey dental filling specialists will first have to remove any decay or damage with a dental laser. Dental lasers are an advanced dental technology that we employ to painlessly remove decay without the use of a drill and needles or anesthetic. Once we remove the decayed tooth structure, we then cleanse the area to remove any remaining bacteria and to prevent the tooth from being infected.

After the tooth is prepped for the dental filling, we isolate it from the other teeth to prevent moisture from intruding the bonding process. Next Dr. Lapine will utilize his training in cosmetic dental bonding to match the resin adhesives to the color of your natural teeth. The end result is a tooth that looks completely natural and performs just as your normal teeth do.

Caring for Your Dental Filling

As with all dental procedures at the Cosmetic & Wellness Center of New Jersey dental fillings will require proper care after they are performed. This means that patients should care for their tooth-colored fillings with regular brushing and flossing to prevent cavities and plaque accumulation. It is also recommended that patients visit their dentist at least twice a year to prevent oral health problems and to maintain the health of their existing teeth.

Cost of Dental Fillings

Fortunately for most patients seeking a basic cosmetic enhancement in the form of an amalgam filling replacement, dental fillings are amongst the least expensive of the treatments available that improve the appearance of your teeth. Dental bonding such as that used to restore cavities can also be used to improve the appearance of discolored teeth, repair chipped or cracked teeth, change shape of teeth and close gaps in teeth. Learn more about dental bonding here or contact your New Jersey dental filling dentists today.

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