Natural Tooth-Colored Fillings Can Give You A Great Smile!
We all want to have a great smile – a natural one that commands attention whenever we laugh. The good kind of attention, not one where people grimace when they see a lot of silver fillings. Those fillings will keep nearly anyone in such a self-conscious state that they can never be their true joyful self. You can get that smile back by using tooth-colored fillings. Before you know it, you can show the world your smile again.
Why Tooth-Colored Fillings?
When it comes to tooth-colored fillings, you reap two benefits, one of them from an aesthetic point of view and other is health-related.
The tooth-colored fillings are vastly better looking than the silver fillings. You’ll feel much more confident about laughing, and that can help you in so many different ways across the board – your work, your mental health, and even your social life. Your friends and family will notice the happier person that you’ve become – and even potential dating partners as well.
From a health standpoint, the tooth-covered fillings are not a hazard as opposed to the silver fillings. Those leak mercury every time your chew on something, which means that you’re at risk to having it absorbed into your bloodstream. It’s not that dangerous if you have only one silver filling, but the risk compounds if you have a lot of them. The silver fillings are much less appealing to look at, as well. You have none of those problems with the tooth-colored fillings.
What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings Made Of?
The tooth-colored fillings are comprised of a composite of zirconia, plastic or sometimes silica. The filling will bond with your tooth and you won’t have to worry about any toxic material.
When a dentist puts in a filling, it’s to arrest any further decay from a cavity. If it was left untreated, your tooth might have to be pulled. With the tooth-colored filling, there will be no more worries about leaks from fillings or having a broken or cracked tooth.
The tooth-colored fillings are extremely strong – almost the same as a natural tooth. Silver fillings, which are unstable, can’t make the same claim.
Composites: Used For More Than Filling Teeth
What if you find that your tooth is decayed more than what a filling can cover, but a crown would be too much? There’s an option to use a composite inlay or onlay instead.
A dentist would do an inlay if it was found that the cusp of your tooth – that’s the indented top surface – was decayed. If multiple cusps were found to be decayed, then an onlay would be needed. Should the tooth be damaged extensively, then a crown would be used instead.
Like the fillings, both inlays and onlays are comprised of plastic, zirconia or silica. That material is then bonded to the tooth, and can make the structure of the tooth even stronger by a sizeable factor and can be quite durable, lasting for several decades.
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