Dr. Payal Arora Now Offers Aesthetically Pleasing Dental Fillings in Tampa
By: Carrollwood Dental Studio
Although dental fillings near you have existed for a while in dental practice, not all dental clinics have started using the variety of materials available. Our dentists are equipped and experienced in employing various dental materials to fill damaged teeth for dental restorations. Today, the highlight of many dental procedures is the aesthetic value they present to a patient's overall appearance. Instead of the ordinarily used silver materials for dental filling procedures, you can rely on our dental team for more aesthetically pleasing dental fillings.
About Alternative Dental Filling Materials
Tooth fillings are versatile enough to have alternative materials that have an aesthetic benefit to your smile. Usually, we use three types of materials that provide aesthetic benefits after tooth filling procedures. They are glass ionomers, composite fillings, and ceramic or porcelain fillings.
Glass ionomer fillings are not very common for repairing damaged teeth for adults. They are commonly used for children's treatments, more specifically regarding dental sealants to protect teeth against dental cavities before they even start forming on teeth. The fillings are also perfect for repairing areas of your teeth around the gum line. A unique feature of glass ionomer fillings is that they release fluoride on teeth, which boosts the strength of your enamel.
Composite dental fillings feature composite material. It is usually in a putty-like state when applied. Only after hardening does the composite filling bond to your teeth, blocking out a hole or cavity. Composite dental fillings are becoming increasingly popular as alternatives to amalgams. They are easy to install and offer the cosmetic advantage that many patients want. Composites are tooth-colored, allowing you to select the shade of color you want which closest matches your natural teeth. Your attending dentist applies the composite material to your prepared tooth and uses laser light to harden it. With proper care, your composite fillings will last you for about 5 to 8 years before you need to visit us for a repair job.
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