Are you suffering from tooth decay? Do you need your cavities filled, but want to avoid metal fillings? Well, with tooth-colored fillings, that's no problem. Here in Naperville, IL, dentist, Dr. Joon Sun can help you get the healthier and whiter smile you want.
More About Tooth-colored Fillings
Tooth-colored fillings, also known as composite resin, are used during dental bonding procedures. The composite is made of plastic resin and a filler of finely ground glass-like particles and is used to fix issues, such as:
- Chips and cracks
- Discolored and stained teeth
- Short teeth
Tooth-colored Fillings Procedure in Naperville
In order to prepare your teeth for the composite, your dentist will apply an etching solution to the surface of your tooth, then the composite resin that matches the color of your teeth is applied and molded to the right shape. The last step consists of the composite being hardened in place with a curing light.
Advantages of Tooth-colored Fillings
After your doctor has finished the procedure, your teeth will look natural, especially if the tooth being filled is visible while you smile. Some other advantages include:
- The fillings won't cause your teeth to turn a gray tint over time and are safer.
- Your teeth will look natural, so you won't feel self-conscious when you smile.
- Composite strengthens your teeth, so you can enjoy your meals without having to worry about applying too much pressure on your tooth that may cause breakage, or cracking.
Maintaining Oral Hygiene
- Flossing at least once before bed
- Avoiding tobacco, smoking, and drinking too much coffee and tea
- Getting professional dental cleanings and checkups every six months to remove hardened plaque
- Brushing your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day, at least, while holding the brush at a 40-degree angle to clean hard-to-reach areas
For more information about tooth-colored fillings and how they can improve the appearance of your smile, call your dentist, Dr. Joon Sun at (630) 978-9005, her office is conveniently located in Naperville, IL, so don't hesitate to call!