Avondale Cosmetic Fillings Done Right - Southern Dental Care

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7301 Westbank Expy., Marrero, LA 70072

Avondale Cosmetic Fillings Done Right

Most people associate cavities with fillings. A dentist will remove the decay, but he or she can’t leave a hole in the tooth. That would leave the tooth susceptible to further damage and decay. A filling restores the decayed area and seals the spaces that allow bacteria to enter. Fillings can even prevent further decay. If you’re looking for Avondale cosmetic fillings, the team at Southern Dental Care can take care of your needs.

What Kind of Fillings Are There?

Amalgam Fillings

Amalgam fillings have been used for more than 100 years. This type of filling is made from an alloy of silver and other metals. They are strong and relatively affordable. Because amalgam fillings are dark in appearance, they are typically reserved for use in molars.

Cosmetic Resins

Cosmetic resins are made to blend in with your own tooth color. They aren’t as noticeable as amalgam fillings. They are also not as durable. Composite resins can become worn with time. They can also develop stains from tobacco, coffee or tea.

Porcelain Fillings

Porcelain fillings are more expensive than composite fillings, but they are more durable. They resist wear, and they don’t stain easily.

What Type of Fillings Should You Choose?

According to Colgate, the type of filling that you need may depend on the type of decay and its location in the mouth. Many people don’t like the way the tooth can become discolored around amalgam fillings. This won’t happen with composite fillings.

Cosmetic fillings are used to treat decayed teeth when the patient is concerned about the aesthetic appeal of the filling. A cosmetic filling procedure can be done in a one-step or two-step process. If you get a standard cosmetic filling, the procedure will be performed during one office visit.

Inlays and Onlays

An inlay or an onlay is usually performed in two visits. When a dentist adds an inlay to your tooth, he or she places the filling material inside the tooth cavity. An onlay involves placing the material on the outside of the tooth.

Both of these cosmetic fillings are made in a lab. During the first visit for this type of filling, a mold of your teeth is made, and the inlay or onlay is cast into the mold. During the second visit, the dentist will fit the filling to your tooth. If it fits, it will be bonded permanently to the tooth.

Inlays and onlays can last for up to 30 years. Composite fillings that are inserted directly into the tooth last about eight years. Eventually, they can crack off of the tooth and fall out.

Can You Use Fillings To Improve The Appearance Of Your Teeth?

If you have chips or gaps in your teeth, you can have them repaired with a composite bonding technique. First, the section of the existing tooth to which the composite will bond is etched with a special gel. Then, a composite material is shaped to the area that needs to be filled. A curing light hardens the material and makes it more permanent. Composite bonding may not be used in larger areas or areas that are exposed to wear and tear.

If you have a cavity or want to make your teeth look better, consider getting Avondale cosmetic fillings. At Southern Dental Care, we will listen to your needs and only perform the necessary treatments to resolve your concerns.

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