Fillings that Blend in with Teeth
Cavities grow larger the longer they’re left untreated. The sooner you fill yours, the better chance you have at preserving what remains of your healthy tooth structure. In most cases, the most appropriate way to fill a cavity is with a tooth-colored filling made from biocompatible resin. The most noticeable advantage of tooth-colored fillings is the fact that they blend in so discreetly with natural teeth that they remain virtually invisible. However, fillings made from resin also provide a wealth of other important advantages for restoring patients’ teeth and improving their long-term oral health.
Benefits of Biocompatible Resin
The biocompatible resin that tooth-colored fillings are made from consists of finely ground acrylic and quartz-like particles. Unlike traditional fillings, which were typically made from metal amalgam, a tooth-colored one conforms to the shape of your cavity more effectively and can adhere to the tooth structure more reliably. This means it can protect the tooth more successfully from bacteria that could otherwise re-enter the cavity and make your tooth decay worse. In the long run, this reduces your risks of experiencing more serious tooth infection and needing more extensive care, such as root canal therapy.
Fill Your Cavity More Discreetly
When you need to fill a cavity, the best way to do so is often with a tooth-colored, biocompatible filling. To find out if a tooth-colored filling is best for you, or to schedule an appointment, call the Sunny Smiles office nearest you in El Paso, TX, today! We have offices in East and Northeast El Paso, and happily welcome patients from all nearby communities, including Chaparral, Canutillo, Vinton, and Sunland Park, New Mexico.