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Find out why you may just want to choose to get tooth-colored fillings to restore your cavity.
Our Billerica, MA, dentist, Dr. Kunio Chan, just discovered a cavity during your routine cleaning. Oh no! What happens next? Even if this is your first cavity you probably already know that we have to remove the decay and fill the tooth. Don’t worry; this is a very common dental procedure (you may even know someone who had to have a tooth filled that can help relieve your anxieties about it). Plus, here are just some of the benefits you’ll get when you get a tooth-colored filling:
The Restoration Will Match Your Tooth
Composite fillings are designed to blend in with the rest of your tooth. This is why more and more people are turning to composite fillings to restore their tooth after a cavity. Our Billerica general dentist will choose the right composite material based on the shade of your teeth to make sure that the filling blends right in. No one will even know that you have a filling.
Less Tooth Preparation
When you get composite fillings, we won’t need to remove as much of your tooth. Preserving as much of your natural tooth as possible will ensure that it is reliably strong for many years to come.
It Strengthens Teeth
Composite resin will actually bond to the tooth, which provides your tooth’s structure with a little more support. This is a great way to protect teeth from weakness, fractures or breakage over time. Sometimes this same composite resin can also be placed over small chips, discolorations and gaps between teeth to improve the look, size or shape of your smile.
Do you have questions about getting composite dental fillings in Billerica, MA? If so, call One Dental Care today to learn more.