Posts for tag: Tooth-colored fillings
Are you suffering from tooth decay? Do you need to have some cavities filled, but are afraid of it marring the look of your smile? Well, worry no more—tooth-colored fillings can fix a number of different dental issues in an aesthetically pleasing way! Here at our office in Herrin, IL, Dr. Christopher Hughes can help you get the healthier and whiter smile you want through the use of these amazing restorations.
More about tooth-colored fillings
Tooth-colored fillings, also known as composite resin, are used during various dental bonding procedures to improve the health and look of your smile. The composite is made of plastic resin and a filler of finely ground glass-like particles, and it is used to fix issues such as chips and cracks, fractures, decay, discolorations, and odd shapes.
In order to prepare your teeth for the composite, your Herrin dentist will first apply an etching solution to the surface of the problem area(s). Next, your dentist matches the composite resin to your natural teeth. Finally, the composite is applied to your teeth and hardened in place using a curing light
After the procedure is complete, the tooth-colored teeth blend-in seamlessly with your smile, making it so that no one will even know that you had dental work done! In addition to this invaluable aesthetic advantage, composite also strengthens your teeth, allowing you to enjoy your meals without having to worry about applying too much pressure on your tooth.
Additionally, it isn't difficult at all to take proper care of your new fillings. Just make sure that you brush your teeth twice a day, floss at least once daily, and attend regular six-month dental checkups and cleanings.
Give us a call!
For more information about tooth-colored fillings and how they can improve the appearance of your smile, call Dr. Christopher Hughes at (618) 993-3100. His office is conveniently located in Herrin, IL, so don't hesitate to call!
How your cosmetic dentist in Herrin can enhance your smile
If you are unhappy with your smile, you can improve what nature and genetics gave you, thanks to cosmetic dentistry. Today’s cosmetic dental procedures can provide you with a dazzling, beautiful smile that is also strong to allow you to enjoy the foods you love. You can have a smile that does it all. Dr. Christopher Hughes at Hughes Dental Arts Centre in Herrin, IL, wants to share how cosmetic dentistry can enhance your smile.
Dr. Hughes provides a complete range of cosmetic dental services to correct most common dental issues. Consider:
Porcelain veneers, which are thin sheaths of beautiful, translucent porcelain, cemented over the front surfaces of your teeth. Porcelain veneers can cosmetically correct teeth that are:
- Unevenly or severely worn down due to aging
- Cracked, chipped or broken due to trauma
- Slightly overlapped, spaced apart, or rotated
Cosmetic bonding, using a tooth-colored resin material that can blend perfectly with your teeth, creating a virtually invisible addition to your smile; bonding can fix small chips, defects or cracks in your teeth.
Tooth-colored fillings, using composite which is color-matched perfectly to your existing teeth, creating a harmonious, seamless smile; no more unsightly metal!
Porcelain crowns and bridges, using high-tech dental ceramic which is translucent and reflects light just like your natural teeth; these crowns and bridges are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
Teeth whitening treatments, if you want to whiten your teeth up to 8 shades whiter; you can choose from a quick in-office treatment or a convenient take-home whitening kit.
Invisalign, if you want to straighten your teeth discreetly, quickly and comfortably; Invisalign uses clear plastic trays called aligners which are smooth and comfortable. You change aligners every two weeks as your teeth gradually shift into position. Treatment is complete at nine to fifteen months.
Dental implants, if you want to replace missing teeth with the most revolutionary, natural-looking treatment available; dental implants can replace a single missing tooth and are capped with a crown. If you have multiple missing teeth, the implants are capped with a denture, called an overdenture.
For more information on cosmetic services available at Hughes Dental Arts Centre please visit the cosmetic services page on the website at http://www.hughesdentalarts.com/cosmetic-dentistry.html. Don’t wait for your perfect smile; call Dr. Hughes at Hughes Dental Arts Centre in Herrin, IL, today!