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Invisible Dental Fillings are Durable and More Aesthetically Pleasing than Other Fillings

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 26, 2018
Oyster Point Dentistry Invisible Dental Filling in Newport News, VA

The development of stronger and more aesthetically pleasing dental filling material for restorations has been a major focus in dentistry for many years. Dental fillings are formulated to restore teeth that have been damaged by tooth decay. Nowadays, most dentists use composite filling material to repair damaged teeth because it matches the natural color and texture of the surrounding teeth, making them virtually invisible. Invisible dental fillings are both durable and aesthetically pleasing which is why they are the most popular for treating chipped or cracked teeth. There are no health risks associated with invisible dental fillings making this choice a safe alternative solution to improve the health of the teeth.

The newest dental fillings are made of composite material that is bonded to the tooth structure enhancing the strength of the tooth. In fact, silver fillings actually weaken the tooth because the metal has a wider expansion and contraction range which can lead to cracks in the fillings over time. This makes the tooth more prone to breakage. Moreover, dentists do not have to remove as much of the natural tooth structure when preparing for the composite fillings, but in silver fillings the hole required for prepping the tooth is relatively larger.

Invisible dental fillings in Yorktown, VA provides patients with white or tooth-colored fillings that gives them a more pleasing, silver-free smile. Along with repairing damaged teeth, invisible dental fillings are also used for cosmetic improvements such as reshaping teeth and changing the color of teeth to match existing teeth. Regular visits to your dentist is important so that you can have the right treatment and you can achieve the best dental care.

To find out more about the benefits of invisible dental fillings, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.