Teeth Colored Restorations: What Are They And How Do They Work

Teeth Colored Restorations: What Are They And How Do They Work

Posted by AMAYA DENTAL on Apr 29 2021, 12:29 AM

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.

Why Would One Require Tooth-Colored Restoration?

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:

  • Aesthetics -While people use silver, gold or other metals as filling for their teeth, they may end up getting bored and would want to get more natural-looking teeth for once. Or they really prefer their teeth to look natural from the start. Those are where the process comes in.
  • Fear of poisoning - Silver or mercury poisoning is real and a valid concern. However, in the dental context, the risk is rather negligible. Despite this, some people are still worried that they may get poisoned by their old fillings. To calm their fears and assure their safety, teeth-colored restorations are done for them. 

How Does the Process Work?

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!

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