A cavity is essentially a hole in the tooth that can get bigger and bigger over time if not treated. The hole, or decay, is the result of bacteria. Kennedy Dental wants to stop your teeth from decaying further while offering you the best in treatment. Therefore we treat cavities with tooth-colored fillings.
What is a tooth-colored filling?
Tooth-colored fillings are restorations made from composite resins. They are made to match the color of your teeth and to blend in once they are placed. In the past, things like silver alloy were used to fill cavities. With tooth-colored fillings your restoration will blend right in, restoring not only the function and health but also the look of your tooth.
What are the advantages of tooth-colored fillings?
Aside from blending in with your smile, tooth-colored fillings offer many other benefits. For one, they are bonded directly to your tooth. This ensures a snug fit. Also, they restore the strength and shape of your damaged teeth. Tooth-colored fillings are also strong and durable and can withstand the pressure that comes along with biting and chewing.
I have an old silver filling, can I get it replaced?
Yes, if the old restoration needs replaced due to cracks or decay, Dr. Kennedy can replace it with a tooth-colored restoration.
How long will my tooth-colored filling last?
When properly cared for, tooth-colored fillings can last for years. To help your filling last as long as possible, make sure that you are consistently brushing and flossing. We will also monitor your fillings and recommend restorations as needed.