The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

By Paul David Epstein, D.M.D. & Associates, P.C.
July 30, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental fillings do just what the name implies: seal a small hole in the tooth (cavity), caused by decay. Also known as white fillings, tooth-Smilecolored fillings are completely natural restorations that prevent bacteria from spreading into the root canal. If Dr. Paul David Epstein, your cosmetic dentist in Burlington, MA, discovers a cavity during your oral exam, he will likely recommend a filling to restore the tooth—read on to learn why.


Reasons to Choose Tooth-Colored Fillings

Unlike metal fillings, tooth-colored fillings match the color of your teeth and are an excellent choice for people who prefer a more natural look. With placement only requiring one visit to your cosmetic dentist, a filling restores your tooth to optimal oral health in no time!


Types of Fillings We Offer

  • Composite - made from a mixture of plastic and glass, these fillings are popular for those who don't want to draw attention to the restoration site. They are durable and require less work during placement.
  • Glass Ionomer - created using acrylic and glass powders, these affordable, translucent fillings blend in nicely with your natural tooth color.

When your procedure is complete, the numbness should wear off in a couple of hours. Until then, it's best to avoid drinking hot, cold, or sugary beverages and avoid chewing with the post-operatory side of your mouth. While sensitivity to temperature is common in the first couple of weeks, if pain persists beyond that, visit Paul David Epstein, D.M.D. & Associates, P.C. in Burlington, MA to correct the problem!


Need Dental Work? Give Us a Call

If you have a cavity and are considering tooth-colored fillings, schedule a consultation with your local cosmetic dentist, Paul David Epstein, D.M.D. & Associates, P.C. in Burlington, MA. To learn more about the benefits of tooth-colored fillings as well as the other services we offer, visit our website. For questions or concerns, please call (781) 273-1152.