How Tooth Colored Fillings Restore Your Smile
By DR. DOUGLAS HUHN
July 24, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Patients who had their teeth filled decades ago almost always had to opt for metal amalgam fillings. They are a reliable and efficient way tofillings restore lost dental enamel, but they are very dark in color and can change the look of your whole smile. Instead, you might want to talk to a dentist at Huhn Dental in Orlando, FL, about tooth-colored fillings. They can restore your smile without the cosmetic problems that come with amalgam fillings.

The Purpose of Dental Fillings
Fillings are dental materials that are specifically designed to layer into the surfaces of teeth to replace missing enamel. Dentists usually apply this material to a tooth after a cavity cleaning. After the filling material is hardened, it also fortifies the tooth, guarding it from bad bacteria and particles that could cause another infection. This treatment has helped countless children and adults avoid major tooth decay.

Why Are They Called Tooth-Colored Fillings?
Metal amalgam fillings, the industry standard for many years, look silver or darker in color compared to tooth enamel. They are very easy to see, especially when you open your mouth to talk or laugh. Tooth-colored fillings are shaded to closely match the color of your teeth by your Orlando, FL, dentist so that there will be no potentially embarrassing moments. They are sometimes called cosmetic fillings because they maintain the aesthetic appeal of your teeth.

Tooth-Colored Fillings Advantages
Though tooth-colored fillings don't offer the same level of durability as metal amalgam, they are still very long-lasting. Maintain good dental care habits, including brushing with a fluoride toothpaste, and they will stay bonded for about eight years or longer. One of the most important benefits is that the only way someone would know that you have a filling is if they looked at your dental X-rays. You don’t have to feel self-conscious when having intimate conversations, socializing with potential clients, or eating lunch with friends.

Smile Restored
After tooth damage or decay, your enamel can be successfully restored by a dentist at Huhn Dental in Orlando, FL, with tooth-colored fillings. Call (407) 422-6281 today to schedule a visit with Dr. Doug Huhn or Dr. Clete Huhn.

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