Dental fillings have many benefits: they stop tooth decay while bringing back your tooth’s durability. After the filling is placed in areas where tooth decay has occurred, this can mean your tooth will no longer go through the stages of building decay and that any senstivity or discomfort caused by a cavity will disappear.
Dental fillings have progressed significantly in comparison to how cavities were treated before. They now go perfectly with your smile, matching the exact colour of your teeth.
Cavities used to be drilled into, and filled with metal. This was quite noticeable and often left people with a shock when a metal spoon or fork came in contact with it – literally a shock as touching metal to a filling creates a battery-like effect, which is very uncomfortable. Recently, however, porcelain fillings have become more popular in use, which can be colored to match your teeth and are hardly noticeable when you smile. In fact, many patients with metal fillings come in to replace them with tooth-colored fillings, for the additional comfort and look of porcelain dental fillings.
Although you might only come in to get a filling done, it’s the perfect opportunity to deal with anything else that might be worrying you, or even something you might not have known about. For instance, you might want to get your teeth whitened just before the filling is placed if you were already thinking about it, since your filling won’t match your teeth if you end up whitening them later on, meaning it would need to be replaced. Porcelain is not only for fillings, it’s also used for veneers, which is something you could think about when coming in for the procedure. Talk to your dentist to work out a plan that would work best to satisfy your needs and give you the smile you want without a lot of issues or appointments.
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