At Ruocco Dental, we work hard to help patients keep their smiles whole and healthy for life, but despite best efforts, only the luckiest patients manage to avoid experiencing minor tooth decay or damage in their lifetimes. When oral health concerns do arise, our skilled dentistry team can offer Waxhaw dental patients conservative treatment options to renew oral health and preserve the optimal amount of healthy tooth structure. Tooth-colored fillings are one of our most versatile restorative dentistry services we provide. Completed in just one appointment, these fillings can completely replace lost tooth structure and function. If you want to learn more, contact us to schedule an appointment with us. our Waxhaw dentist and dentistry team.
Compared with traditional amalgam fillings, tooth-colored, composites offer a number of benefits, including:
Following the placement of your tooth-colored filling, you should not need to make much any change to your daily hygiene routine. We may recommend switching to a softer toothbrush or less abrasive toothpaste. Otherwise, continue to brush and floss as usual and visit our office every six months for checkups and cleanings. To avoid staining, you may also want to avoid darkly colored foods and drinks and tobacco use.
We know patients often have questions about restorative services, and we our skilled dentist and knowledgeable dentistry team are always happy to answer these questions. Some of the most frequently asked questions we hear about fillings include the following:
With daily brushing and flossing and regular dental office visits, your tooth-colored filling should last for a decade or longer without the need for repair or replacement.
Composite resin will absorb staining substances much like the natural tooth structure, and over time, they can discolor like your tooth enamel. It’s important that you take care to brush teeth thoroughly and visit our office for regular dental checkups to maintain the appearance of your repaired smile.
Our fillings are made from quality, tooth-colored composite resin. Composite resin can be composed using a number of plastics and glass materials. These composite resins look, feel, and function just like healthy tooth structure.