Posts for tag: Tooth-Colored Fillings
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-colored 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.
Prevention and restoration are just two aspects of care at Paul David Epstein DMD & Associates. The third pertains to the aesthetic features of your smile. Are your teeth well-shaped and aligned? Are stains or flaws detracting from your appearance and self-confidence? Dr. Epstein and his dedicated team create healthy teeth and gums that are truly beautiful and reveal the real you inside. Read below to learn more about the cosmetic dentistry options available at our Burlington, MA, office!
Your valuable smile
It helps you eat, speak, stay healthy and express how you feel and who you are. Frankly, if you hide it because of obvious flaws, you do yourself and your family, friends, and colleagues a disservice. Over the past three decades, cosmetic dentistry has developed into a popular and effective specialty which improves smile aesthetics and patient self-image. Dentists such as Dr. Paul David Epstein recognize the desires their patients have to look and feel their best, and so they offer innovative services which maximize the potential in each and every smile.
Dr. Epstein has developed a wealth of skills which remake damaged, chipped, discolored, uneven, and misshapen teeth. He has used his extensive expertise to benefit victims of domestic violence through the Give Back a Smile Program, and he understands how a beautiful smile can boost self-confidence and the ability to function well in the modern world.
A treatment plan
When you come to Dr. Epstein's office in Burlington, MA, for a cosmetic dentistry consultation, you will discuss potential changes in your smile aesthetics. You'll undergo a complete oral examination and digital X-rays to make sure your renewed image is based on good oral health.
Then, you and your dentist will agree upon a step by step plan to craft a smile that really works for you. Services may include:
- Professional teeth whitening, today's most popular cosmetic service
- Composite resin bonding, a one-visit service which adds a tooth-colored material to tooth structure to improve its shape and size
- Invisalign clear aligners, the discreet method of straightening crooked smiles
- Tooth-colored fillings to restore decay in a natural-looking way
- Porcelain veneers to cover the front of chipped, gapped, or cracked teeth
Find out more
That great smile is within your grasp at Paul David Epstein DMD & Associates. Let the cosmetic dentistry experts help you be the best you can be. Call today for your personalized consultation with Dr. Epstein: (781) 273-1152.