A dental filling is used to restore the appearance and function of teeth that have experienced damage or decay. Fillings work by filling in spaces that food particles and bacteria can use to access the inner portions of a tooth. The treatment is often used to seal off holes or voids in teeth caused by cavities. Fillings are an extremely common procedure, and almost all patients will require a filling at some point or another.
The oral care experts at Cambridge Dental Group provide patients with tooth-colored fillings that look like natural teeth.
Also called composite fillings, tooth-colored fillings are comprised of a combination of quartz and glass fillers housed inside a resin medium. Because of their superb strength, tooth-colored fillings add to the overall strength of the tooth.
The first step when receiving a tooth-colored filling is for the dentist to remove any decay that is present within the tooth. After the tooth has been cleaned, all voids or holes will be sealed off using a composite filling material. Using a dental curing light, the composite material is hardened to give it strength and stability. The process is completed by polishing and shaping the filling, so the tooth has a natural appearance. Afterward, the patient will be able to resume their usual eating, brushing and flossing practices.
Stained and dulled teeth can be quickly and easily brightened with our professional teeth whitening. This service provides patients with a whiter, more youthful smile that looks completely natural. We promise a huge improvement in a patient’s appearance, and the results are noticeable after just one treatment. With professional teeth whitening, you can experience a refreshed look that helps your teeth stand out in all the right ways.
A great smile can be hindered by teeth that are uneven or misaligned. Excessive crowding can also bring about an unsightly appearance. By making use of veneers and orthodontics, these issues can be corrected, and the look of a person’s smile can be improved tremendously. Correctly aligned and properly spaced teeth will bring you one step closer to the perfect smile.
Damaged and missing teeth cause more than just issues with functionality. These problems also cause a person’s smile to greatly suffer. Teeth that are chipped and cracked provide an unwanted appearance, while gaps created by missing teeth are difficult to ignore. Treatment methods such as veneers, composite bonding and dental implants can all be used to eliminate these problems and allow you to enjoy a healthy, natural-looking smile.