Nobody likes to go to the dentist for their biannual check-up only to hear the news that they have a cavity— but what’s almost worse than the news that you have a cavity is the fact that you will have to sport a mouth full of metal. Unless you are rap star or a pirate, sporting gold teeth isn’t exactly a stylish look to go for and doesn’t always come across as very professional. However, with the release of tooth colored fillings, you can have smile that is simply filled with your natural looking teeth.
Tooth Colored Fillings
It used to be that the only options of fillings you could get were aluminum, gold, or some other sort of metal. However, with the advancements in dental technology, there is now a newer type of filling available on the dental market: tooth colored fillings. With the same durability as their metal counterparts but just with the ability to blend in with your natural teeth, tooth colored fillings are the perfect solution to all of your dental woes and problems.
Plus, tooth colored fillings are also stain resistant so you don’t have to worry about them turning yellow with your next cup or coffee or black tea.
How long does the procedure take?
Similar to the process of metal fillings, tooth colored fillings can be implanted in just a day. Which means that you can be in and out of the dental chair in virtually no time— plus you can show off your new tooth colored fillings to friends who will be surprised by the technology themselves. Once your dentist removes any infection or bacteria that is present, and scrapes away any damaged portion of your teeth that might be present, they will then perform the filling process which takes a little bit of time to cure and typically involves the assistance of some sort of light technology to help speed up the process.
Is it painful?
Just like with all dental fillings, the process isn’t pain free. However, your dentist will give you a local anesthetic to help numb the surrounding area and any nerves. Once the anesthetic has kicked in, you shouldn’t be able to feel much of anything.
If you have to get a cavity filled but are looking about the damaging appearance that a metal filling might have, consider asking your dentist about a tooth colored filling.
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