Every year, millions of Americans undergo one of our most commonly performed restorative dental procedures: fillings. Studies have shown that the average American adult has three dental fillings in their lifetime. Dental fillings are simple, affordable, and reliable at restoring teeth affected by tooth decay and cavities.
When a tooth filling is necessary, Dr. Jennifer Sokolosky enjoys working with white fillings, also known as tooth-colored fillings. They blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile and look like your natural tooth. You can laugh and smile as much as you want without fear of showing dark-colored or noticeable restorative fillings.
Seeing that most of us will need a filling during our lifetime, it isn't unreasonable to also want fillings that are virtually impossible to detect.
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As common as fillings are, they are also minimally invasive and pain-free. They protect your tooth from further infection or decay, and they allow Ellicott patients to bite down without concern.
Fillings are most commonly used by our dentists to bring back structure and stability to your tooth following a cavity. Cavities are treated by removing decayed tooth tissue, which can weaken the tooth. Fillings seal the tooth and protect its integrity.
The Benefits of White Fillings
- Less sensitive than metal or silver fillings since they do not transfer heat quickly, allowing patients to eat hot or cold foods without the risk of sensitivity. White fillings do not react to changes in temperature.
- Patients don't have to worry about white fillings leaching over time since they are biocompatible and contain no chemicals.
- Silver fillings expand and contract due to variations in temperature, which white fillings do not.
- Tooth-colored fillings keep your smile looking beautiful and natural.
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Cavities are common, but no one needs to see them. White fillings can keep your mouth healthy and beautiful.