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ON September 25th, 2020 BY admin / 0 COMMENT
Tooth fillers

They say that a smile is the best accessory, and we think that they’re right!

A smile is often the first thing that other people will notice about you, and if someone you love is having a bad day, sometimes a smile from you is exactly what they need to make everything a bit better.

But what if you really want to smile…but can’t? Maybe you’ve got a chipped tooth from that one basketball game that got a little too rowdy, or maybe you’ve got a problem with a bit of tooth decay.
Whatever the reason, you’re feeling self-conscious about flashing a smile.

Don’t worry, we’ve got you and your smile covered! Here at Tiger Smile Dentistry, we offer a wide range of teeth filling services to help you bring back that gorgeous smile that will have you drawing all eyes to you no time.

What are Dental Fillers?

Dental fillers are substances used by dentists to repair any damage on your teeth.

They can be used cosmetically (such as filling holes, chips, or uneven surfaces on your teeth), or they can be used to replace tooth enamel that has been worn away or decayed.

When Do I Need to Get Dental Fillings?

Generally, there are three situations when you would need to visit us to get dental fillings:

  • Tooth Decay

This is the most common situation where you would need dental fillings.

If you don’t practice proper dental hygiene regularly, plaque and bacteria can build up on your teeth.

Over time, the buildup will break down the enamel on your teeth and expose the soft tissue inside.

This is when you begin to notice your teeth becoming more sensitive to heat or cold, or when you start to have painful toothaches.

  • General Wear and Tear

Even if you practice good oral hygiene regularly, the food that you eat as well as how hard you chew can affect your teeth.

Acidic and sugary beverages such as soda and coffee can also wear down your teeth and cause you to need dental fillings.

  • Teeth Gaps

As you age, your gums will naturally recede and expose more of your teeth to bacteria. If left unchecked, this can cause tooth decay.

Types of Dental Fillers

dental fillings costHere at Tiger Smile, we have a variety of different dental filling types that we use for our patients.

Each type of filling has pros and cons, and we choose the best dental filling material for you depending on your teeth’ needs.

We guarantee that our dental fillings are safe, long-lasting, and non-toxic.

Here is the dental filling that we offer:

Cast-Gold Fillings

Cast-gold fillings are a unique way to show off your smile! They are long-lasting, with an average lifespan of 10-15 years before they need to be replaced.

They are also tough, durable, and won’t corrode even if you regularly eat or drink sugary or acidic foods.

The downside is that they are quite costly, and will require multiple visits before they are completely fitted in your teeth.

Silver Fillings

Silver fillings are just as tough, durable, and long-lasting as cast-gold fillings. They are more affordable and require fewer trips to be fitted. These are also known as amalgam fillings.

However, silver fillings tend to be more noticeable and less aesthetically pleasing compared to cast-gold fillings. What’s more, they also require a large space for them to be placed properly on your teeth, which can lead to deterioration of your tooth’s enamel down the road.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

If you’re looking for that natural-looking smile, tooth-colored fillings are the way to go.

We use a material called composite for repairing any damaged, decayed, or worn-down teeth.

Our favorite thing about composite is that it can be matched to your teeth’s natural shade, which means that you’ll be sporting your natural smile in no time! You’ll be able to smile, talk, and laugh without worrying about your tooth fillings being noticed.

The only downside with composite is that it wears down more quickly compared to silver or gold fillings.

After about 3-5 years, you’ll need to have the composite replaced. Don’t worry though; our expert team of dentists will have you smiling and laughing again in the blink of an eye.

Tooth Filling Removal

tooth removal Aside from tooth filling services, we also offer dental filling removal services. If you have silver or cast-gold filling and you want to replace it with tooth-colored fillings, we will happily do that for you!

No matter which type of dental filling you receive, you should still practice good oral hygiene by brushing your teeth regularly with fluoride-fortified toothpaste.

You should also use mouthwash and floss on a regular basis to ensure that your teeth, gums, and tongue are squeaky-clean!

How Much Will Dental Fillings Cost?

The cost of your dental fillings will depend on the type of filling that is best suited for your situation, as well as how many teeth need to be filled in.

We welcome you to visit us for a checkup and estimate so that we can recommend the best tooth fillings for you.

What Should I Expect When I Visit Tiger Smile?

When you visit us to inquire about dental fillings, you should be ready with a dental history so that we know how to take care of your teeth!

Our experienced dentists will give your teeth a thorough checkup to find any problems.

This checkup will also help us determine what kind of dental filling would be best for you.

After Filling Dental Care

After your visit with us, you’ll need to take care of your dental fillings so that they last a long time. Here are some tips that you can keep in mind:

  • Schedule regular checkups with us so that we can monitor your dental fillings and make sure that everything is right on track!
  • Avoid drinking sugary and acidic beverages as much as possible. If you do drink these beverages, make sure to swish your mouth out with water to remove the sugar from the surface of your teeth.
  • Avoid tobacco products.
  • Limit eating and drinking items that can stain your teeth, like coffee and tea.
  • Avoid biting on hard food and ice.
  • Don’t use your teeth to open bottles, food packages, etc.

We want you to feel confident and happy every time that you smile.

So, visit us today, and let’s put a smile on that face!
Give yourself a reason to smile with Tiger Smile tooth fillers.

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