Tooth-colored resin has long been used to fill dental cavities aesthetically, replacing silver amalgam that can detract from your smile. Patients are even requesting removal of the silver in exchange for the more modern white, and we perform this switch often in our Winston-Salem dental office.
But this same material is also an inexpensive and non-invasive way to conceal tooth flaws, discoloration, and gaps between teeth.
If you have tooth decay, we rely on treatment and a tooth-colored filling to restore your tooth to health. In this process, your Winston-Salem dentist numbs the treatment zone and gently clears away the decay. The next step is filling your tooth with resin that closely matches your smile. We polish the resin to blend easily as well.
If you have older silver fillings, ask your dentist about a replacement—especially if these fillings fall in your smile line!
Lowering Your Cavity Risk
Of course, it’s better to not have cavities at all—though most of us will have at least one in our lifetime.
To lower your risks, be sure to brush and floss at least twice daily and visit your dentist for exams and teeth cleanings on schedule.
Tooth-Colored Resin in Cosmetic Dentistry
We use the same resin material that treats your fillings to conceal tooth flaws. Your dentist spreads the material over the unsightly tooth, reshaping or covering issues like:
- Shape abnormalities
- Small gaps between teeth
- Minor cracks or flaws
Your dentist sets the material with a special light and final polish.
This method, also called dental bonding, is a non-invasive and inexpensive way to boost the appearance of your smile!
For More on Tooth-Colored Fillings in Winston-Salem, Contact Us
Tooth-colored filling material is both tooth-saving and tooth-enhancing. Get in touch with a team member to learn more or to schedule a consultation and chat.