Unfortunately, cavities can happen. When they do, our Ada, MI, dentists are ready to repair your tooth with a composite resin filling. This type of dental filling consists of tooth-colored material that when placed, is indiscernible amongst the rest of your teeth. No one will know you’ve had a cavity and your tooth will be decay-free. It’s a win-win.
Composite resin, or tooth-colored, fillings are made to accurately match the shade of your natural enamel. In recent years, these fillings have noticeably become more popular than metal amalgam fillings due to their toned down look and strength. The material used for the fillings consists of a plastic resin mixture reinforced with a powdered glass filler. They are BPA free, no metal is used, and there’s no risk of any mercury being contained which appeals to many patients concerned for their whole body health.
When you think of a filling, it’s not uncommon to have the metal version pop into your head. Sure, metal amalgam fillings are still used today but less so because of their obvious appearance. Tooth-colored fillings, on the other hand, are discreet and effective. They also allow for minimal removal of healthy tooth structure during placement and because of their natural enamel color, can be applied to teeth close to the front of your mouth. Not much tooth preparation is required for this procedure and results can last many years if teeth with fillings are properly cared for each day.
Once our dentists in Ada, MI, have filled your cavity, you’ll be hard pressed to even tell where you had decay in the first place! It’s all thanks to the camouflage nature of composite resin material. Call Norman Family Dentistry today at (616) 676-9177 to request an appointment.
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