By Shanean Michelle Anderson, DDS, PA
July 23, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures

How tooth colored fillings from your dentist in Wake Forest, NC, can give you an outstanding smile

If you’ve been told you need a filling, you now have a different option other than a bulky, unnatural-looking metal filling. You can choose a Smilefilling that adds to the beauty of your smile, instead of detracting from it. You can choose a tooth colored filling! Dr. Shanean Michelle Anderson at Smile Sculptors in Wake Forest, NC, offers tooth colored fillings to give you an outstanding smile!

Tooth colored fillings provide benefits that can’t be matched by conventional metal fillings. When you choose tooth colored fillings, you will enjoy:

  • A very natural looking filling that blends perfectly with your smile because the filling material is matched to the color of your teeth
  • Easy treatment, because the material is applied as a liquid, sculpted into shape, and then hardened with an ultraviolet light
  • A strong filling that holds your tooth together because it is bonded directly to the tooth surface

Tooth colored fillings can repair all of the same problems as conventional metal fillings, including teeth that are:

  • Decayed or damaged
  • Worn-down or chipped
  • Broken or cracked

When you choose tooth colored fillings, you won’t experience an unpleasant metallic taste in your mouth that you remember from metal fillings. You will only experience the beauty and perfection of a filling that is virtually invisible within your smile. People will notice your smile, not your fillings!

Tooth colored fillings are easy. First, your dentist applies an etching material that creates microscopic pore-like openings in the surface of your tooth. These retain the filling material. Next, a strong bonding agent is applied to cement the filling material to your tooth.

The last step is the filling material, a unique liquid resin known as composite. Composite can be matched to the color of your tooth, and sculpted to conform to the natural contours of your tooth. The liquid material is hardened with an ultraviolet light. The end result is a beautiful tooth colored filling that blends perfectly with your smile.

Don’t settle for old metal fillings when you can have fillings that make your smile look more beautiful. To find out more about tooth colored fillings and what they can do for your smile, call you dentist, Dr. Shanean Michelle Anderson, at Smile Sculptors in Wake Forest, NC, today!