You may have heard about teeth colored restorations and thought, “Well, that’s a roundabout way of saying teeth whitening.” But you would be surprised to learn that they are a procedure in their own right despite the questionable nomenclature. Tooth whitening is a purely cosmetic treatment, while teeth-colored restorations basically involve restoring one or more teeth using composite fillings. Here, we will dig a little deeper into the subject, and explain what teeth-colored restorations are all about.
The primary idea behind the procedure is to replace your metal fillings with composites whose color matches that of the teeth they will fill, giving your teeth an overall natural appearance. Here are some of the reasons why you might require tooth-colored restorations:
According to the American Dental Association, the procedure for a composite filling may take a little longer than other forms of fillings. The main reason for this is the composite filling needs to be kept from coming into contact with saliva. Dentists apply an adhesive followed by several layers of tooth-colored composite. Once the filling is entirely in place, it is chemically hardened or cured using a special light. And although it takes longer to apply than other fillings, the whole process can actually get done in just a day.
Teeth-colored restorations are an efficient and safe way to give your teeth a natural appearance as opposed to the attention-grabbing aesthetics offered by silver, gold or other fillings. At Amaya, dentists are highly trained and experienced in offering tooth-colored restorations.
So, if you are looking to have tooth-colored restoration and get the procedure done by experts at Amaya Dental, set an appointment with and get a rundown of everything involved!