This procedure involves filling a tooth with a solid chemically-bonded substance that matches the color of your teeth. This natural white filling is nearly unnoticeable and can be up to 95% as strong as your natural healthy teeth.
This treatment method at Southdale Dental Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies, is an alternative to unsightly silver dental amalgam. Color stability, durability, aesthetic characteristics, and material-handling capabilities are all provided by tooth color restoration. In contrast to amalgam/silver restorations, which lock into the tooth's structure, it attaches to the residual tooth structure. As a result, this treatment option offers a cautious approach to tooth restoration.
The Procedure for Placing Tooth-Colored Restorations
Our dentist will remove the decaying pieces of the tooth and clean and sterilize the region after numbing the area with a local anesthetic. They will next fill the cavity with a tooth-colored filling material and mold it to resemble the natural architecture of your tooth. A specific curing light will aid in the hardening of the material. Our dentist will alter your restoration as needed, polishing and smoothing it out. Consequently, you'll have a bright, healthy, and natural-looking grin.
The Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations
The tooth-colored filling material is available in various hues and is custom-matched to your specific tooth color. Front teeth are made of bright materials, while back teeth are made of solid materials. Tooth-colored restorations appear natural and can be almost invisible.
Tooth-colored fillings are now more complex than silver amalgam fillings and so comparable. A little tooth-colored filling can last a lifetime, while larger fillings can endure many years. The biting force on the filling, the size of the filling compared to the tooth (smaller fillings are usually more durable than more extensive fillings), and how teeth are cleaned and maintained are all factors that impact the life duration of a particular tooth-colored filling.
A new filling should feel as natural as your natural teeth. Nothing should be noticeably altered when the anesthetic wears off, and you can feel your teeth bite again. It should be smooth and cozy. Following the restoration, you may have some temperature sensitivity. This, like every other restoration, is only temporary.
Caring For Tooth-Colored Restorations
Caring for teeth that have tooth-colored restorations is the same as caring for natural teeth. It is critical to maintaining basic dental hygiene practices, such as regular brushing and flossing, to keep dental illness at bay.
Remember to schedule routine dental checkups and cleanings with Southdale Dental, Shop 8, E. Southdale Plaza, 3 South Ave, Kingston 10, Jamaica, West Indies 00010, or call (876) 929-3312 to monitor your oral health and keep your restorations in excellent condition.