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Cavities are tiny openings or holes that develop in the hard surface of teeth. You can acquire one or multiple from consuming an unhealthy diet and lack of oral hygiene. These permanently damaged areas arise from numerous factors. When they do, your dentist may recommend tooth-colored fillings to restore your smile, while enhancing the strength, color, size, and shape of enamel. At his Waukesha, WI, practice, Dr. Robert Wyler is dedicated to improving the oral health of patients with preventive, cosmetic, and restorative care. Read on to learn how you may benefit from tooth-colored fillings.
Reasons You Need a Filling
Common causes of dental damage go beyond cavities. Others include fractures, chips, cracks, in the enamel, or severe discoloration that isn't removable with regular brushing and flossing. Your dentist will recommend a filling when these problems are present and determine which type of filling material is best for your specific case during a consultation. The most popular aesthetic choice in our Waukesha, WI, office, is tooth-colored fillings. Because these restorations match the shade of natural teeth, they are virtually invisible, which means no one will even notice them in your mouth.
Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
Also known as composites, these restorations provide dependable durability and fracture resistance in small- to mid-size fillings. They can be utilized on the front, as well as back teeth, and work best for the areas that need to withstand pressure while chewing your favorite foods. Other advantages of tooth-colored fillings include:
- Mood booster
- Aesthetically appealing
- Reinforces tooth structure
- Improves confidence
What to Expect from Treatment
At our Waukesha, WI, dental office it doesn't matter which material you choose, this minimally-invasive procedure for a filling is almost always the same. The dentist usually numbs the problem area before he begins. After Dr. Wyler prepares your tooth by removing the decay, he will keep the space clean, dry, and apply the composite resin. Caring for your tooth-colored filling requires brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day in-between visits to the dentist.
If you experience a dental injury or have acquired excessive decay over time - consult with our dentist to discuss how tooth-colored fillings can restore your smile. Dr. Robert Wyler can determine if they are the best treatment option and suggest other cosmetic or restorative methods if necessary, during your initial visit. For more information about tooth-colored fillings and other services provided, visit our website. For appointment scheduling in our Waukesha, WI, office, please call (262) 784-5757.