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Who doesn’t want to look younger?
Nowadays, there are a ton of ways to make ourselves look ten years younger.
There’s cosmetic surgery, beauty products, beauty drinks, etc.? And not all of us can afford and can take the pain of cosmetic surgeries and take the risks of trying different beauty products (and money).
From having the most beautiful teeth shape or going for dental contouring, having that megawatt smile sure beats any plastic surgery or makeup in the world.
But a trip to a dentist is what you need if you want to improve how you look. Investing on dental treatments such as fillers or whitening can work wonders on your appearance and most importantly, it will improve the health of your teeth.
Indeed, we sometimes lose self-confidence if we can’t show our teeth or deal with unbearable pain because of cavities.
A dental filling or tooth filler is a restorative dentistry process that helps fix a damaged tooth caused by bacteria and decay.
Through dental fillings, the damaged tooth goes back to its normal function and shape to prevent further decay by removing the area where bacteria enter.
But before the procedure, the dentist will have to choose which type of filling is best for us; Teeth can be filled with gold, porcelain, silver amalgam (which consists of mercury mixed with silver, tin, zinc, and copper), or tooth-colored, plastic, and materials called composite resin fillings. There is also a material that contains glass particles and is known as a glass ionomer. This includes asking about allergies in some dental materials or how much filling we need for our tooth.
These are the types of fillings available that the dentist might use:
However, this type of filling can break easily and is more brittle than a composite filling. Plus, it’s more expensive than gold fillings.
To know more about teeth fillers, check out this guide
A dental filling may fall out due to various reasons:
That is why it’s essential to take care of our filled tooth and if these instances happen, set up an appointment with your dentist.
The cost for dental filling is often covered by your dental insurance or at least a portion of it. However, there may be instances that your dental insurance won’t cover it, and here’s what we need to know:
A dental filling will last between 7-20 years with proper dental hygiene, depending on the filling’s size and location.
That’s why chew carefully! It will either break or create a pocket for bacteria to get in and soon cause another decay.
Dental professionals use the term “Restorative Dentistry” for fixing and replacing a damaged tooth.
Some options in restorative dentistry are dental fillings, crowns, implants, and bridges. This allows us to look young and have a beautiful smile like we always wanted.
While cosmetic dentistry goes beyond restoration procedures. Unlike in restorative dentistry, where the dentist only restores the damaged tooth, cosmetic dentists help patients achieve a set of truly beautiful teeth.
Cosmetic dentistry treatments include :
Combining these two procedures will bring back our self-esteem and confident smile that is timeless!
Investing on a good dental treatment goes a long way. You have more options on what treatment works best for you—both on the aesthetic and health front.
We can now say that even a simple dental filling procedure will make us look ten years younger.
Although you may not be able to tell that a filling is wearing down, your dentist can identify weaknesses in them during a regular check-up.
Just make sure to maintain good dental hygiene and you can always wear that smile with pride and confidence!
The dentists at Tiger Smile Family Dentistry can make it happen. Give us a call!