Tooth Colored Fillings Restore Your Smile
Are you suffering from tooth decay? Do you need your cavities filled, but want to avoid metal fillings? Well, with tooth-colored fillings, that's no problem. Here in West Allis, WI, dentist, Dr. Jeff Welnak can help you get the healthier and whiter smile you want.
More About Tooth-colored Fillings:
There are three types of filling materials:
Composite: Composite is an expensive mixture of plastic and glass. It lasts longer and requires less drilling compared to amalgam.
Glass Ionomer: They're made of inexpensive acrylic and glass powders. These translucent fillings blend in well with natural tooth color.
Porcelain: It's a strong dental ceramics that doesn't stain. They require a specialized computer-generated technology and are the most aesthetic filling.
What Fillings Fix:
- Chips and cracks
- Discolored and stained teeth
- Short teeth
Advantages of Tooth-colored Composite:
After your dentist in West Allis, WI, has finished the procedure, your teeth will look natural, especially if the tooth being filled is visible while you smile. Some other advantages include:
- Unlike silver amalgam, the fillings won't cause your teeth to turn a gray tint over time and are safer.
- As mentioned before, your teeth will look natural, so you won't feel self-conscious when you smile.
- The composite strengthens your teeth, so you can enjoy your meals without having to worry about applying too much pressure on your tooth and breaking, or cracking, it again
Caring for your Fillings:
Dental bondings require the same care as all your teeth. Be sure to brush your teeth twice a day, after breakfast and before bed, and floss at least once. This will help keep your teeth healthy and avoid new cavities from flourishing in your new tooth-colored fillings, or any of your other teeth.
For more information about tooth-colored fillings and how they can improve the appearance of your smile, call your dentist, Dr. Jeff Welnak at (414) 545-2050, his office is conveniently located in West Allis, WI, so don't hesitate to call!