Are you worried that you may have developed a cavity, after one too many sweet treats, or a few too many evenings rushing to bed without brushing your teeth? Cavities are incredibly common, but they are actually only one of the many dental problems that can plague your smile. Other common issues include tooth infections, which can become incredibly painful, cracks, and chips. Fortunately, restorative treatment offers a number of ways to address these and other dental issues with restorative treatment that can only help you feel better, but also smile more confidently. So if you are noticing symptoms that could indicate you have a dental problem, it’s time to talk to your dentist about the many ways your smile and your overall oral health could be restored, beautifully!
Do You Have a Cavity? Ask About a Tooth-Colored Filling
Since cavities are incredibly common, tooth fillings are one of the most common forms of restorative dentistry. For years, these were made primarily of amalgam metal, which posed a number of potential problems. Metal fillings were not safe options for people with metal allergies, or those that found the conductivity level of the metal uncomfortable. Furthermore, because the metal was easily recognizable, many people felt/feel self conscious when wearing metal fillings.
Fortunately, composite resin provides a far more seamless alternative to traditional metal fillings. (In fact, that is why the same material is used for cosmetic bonding.) Fillings made of composite resin bond well with teeth, conduct less heat, and also look incredibly natural. That’s because the material can be made to match the teeth’s natural shade, and then carefully molded to create a nearly seamless restoration.