Why Sacramento area patients often request tooth colored fillings
Dental caries, or cavities, can affect anyone. This is the deterioration of the natural tooth enamel which can cause pain and discomfort if it reaches deep enough into the tooth and infects the dental pulp inside. Cavities can be large or small but will always require treatment. Drs. Kosta J. Adams and Kristen J. Adams of Sacramento will typically use tooth-colored fillings in situations where cavities occur.
Tooth-colored fillings are made of composite resin bonding that matches the shade of natural teeth. This is done to make the areas of decay repaired much less noticeable than they are with gold or silver amalgam fillings of the past. Also, composite bonding is more desirable than silver amalgam fillings due to the concern of mercury toxicity, appearance, and the fact that it does not contract and expand in the same way metals do. Composite tooth colored fillings also require less removal of the natural tooth structure and can help maintain the integrity of the tooth over time—even when decay occurs.
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Many Sacramento area patients will request composite bonding fillings because they are the same color as their natural teeth and are extremely discreet in appearance. Not everyone wants others to know they’ve had dental work done, and when patients with silver amalgam or metal fillings smile, talk, or laugh, this may be noticeable. With tooth colored fillings, no one but you and your dentist needs to know that you’ve had your tooth repaired due to decay. This can also improve the confidence patients need to take good care of their smile and avoid the progression of other problems down the road such as decay or disease.
Drs. Kosta J. Adams and Kristen J. Adams work with new and existing patients in their state-of-the-art facility to provide the dental services necessary to achieve and maintain dental health and beauty. They have a wide selection of services that are used to assist others in attaining the healthy, beautiful smile patients have always wanted. Contact their team today to schedule an appointment and learn more about tooth colored fillings, restorative treatments, and preventative care.