Learn More About Tooth-Colored Fillings as an Alternative to Silver Amalgam Materials
- Posted on: Sep 30 2018
Patients with cavities may be well aware that fillings are a common way to restore the smile. However, silver amalgam fillings are not the only way to address areas of decay. Instead of using these dark and highly noticeable materials to fill areas of decay, the team at Sindledecker Dentistry encourage patients to think about the benefits of using another material known as composite resin fillings.
What is composite resin?
Drs. Maxine and Amanda Sindledecker describe composite resin as a special dental bonding material that can be utilized in the same way as silver amalgam fillings. These restorations are the same color as natural teeth and are a more aesthetic solution to replacing tooth enamel. Cosmetic dentists will utilize composite resin not only for fillings but for addressing imperfections elsewhere in the smile. This material can disguise gaps between the teeth or reshape a broken tooth. Composite resin is a popular material for many reasons including:
Fillings with composite resin
When patients present with cavities, it is best for them to receive treatment as soon as possible. This will keep them from becoming larger and growing into a much bigger problem. Our dentists encourage patients to have their cavities addressed even when they are small to prevent further issues over time. Without treatment, cavities can infect the dental pulp and require treatments such as root canal therapy to address. Without root canal therapy, extractions may be the only treatment option for a patient.
Consider tooth-colored fillings for your cavities
When it comes to repairing the smile after damage has been done, we encourage patients to consider aesthetic solutions such as tooth-colored fillings for areas of dental decay. Call Sindledecker Dentistry to schedule an appointment with Drs. Sindledecker. Additionally, learn about the advantages of using composite resin bonding. Our team is located at 162 West Palmetto Park Road and can be reached by phone for an appointment at (561) 368-2928. We welcome new and existing patients from Boca Raton, FL and the surrounding communities.
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