Dr. Christopher Young, your top dentist in Winter Springs, FL, offers cosmetic dentistry and tooth-colored restorations, including white dental fillings.
You might picture silver patches on a treated tooth when you think of dental fillings. Fortunately, modern technology has made tooth fillings virtually transparent. So no one will even know you’ve had a cavity.
But the material we use to fill teeth aesthetically has another practical use. Let’s explore.
Tooth-Colored Filling Options
Treating Tooth Decay
The most common use for tooth-colored fillings is treating cavities without silver. Instead, the white filling is made from white composite material spread in layers across the treated section of your tooth. There it forms a strong bond that restores function.
Replacing Old Dental Fillings
If you have broken fillings that detract from your smile, you can talk to our dentist about swapping these out for our tooth-colored option. This way, you can still protect previously treated teeth without metal amalgam.
Concealing Tooth Flaws
Your cosmetic dentist in Winter Springs can also use our tooth-colored composite to conceal discolored teeth, tooth cracks, and even small gaps between teeth. With this method, your dentist spreads the composite material over the area to be treated, sculpts carefully, and sets the resin with a special light.
Lower Your Risks for Tooth Decay
Tooth-colored fillings are fantastic but having no tooth decay is even better. To lower your risks for preventable dental health issues like tooth decay:
- Visit us every six months for teeth cleanings and oral exams
- Brush and floss at least twice daily or following each meal
- Talk to your dentist if you notice changes to your oral health
For Tooth-Colored Fillings Near Winter Park, FL, Give Us a Call Today
Dr. Christopher Young has served the Winter Springs, FL area since 1996, and his patients come to us from all locations, including Winter Park, Oviedo, Tuscawilla, and Casselberry.
Reach out today to schedule your next exam with our popular dentist, and don’t forget to ask about our exclusive Advanced Dental Membership Plan.