Fillings may be intended for restructuring teeth damaged by cavities, but there is no reason to settle for obvious restorations if you don't have to. At Athens TLC Dental, we customize fillings to the individual patient. These fillings, made from a putty-like composite resin material, are shaded to match surrounding enamel. When applied to the tooth, composite is shaped and trimmed before it is cured with light. Once hardened to the tooth, this filling provides structure and strength along with the most discreet appearance.
There are several reasons that more and more people choose tooth-colored fillings:
- Composite looks just like natural enamel so the tooth doesn't change in appearance
- The technique used is minimally invasive, requiring very little reduction of the tooth compared to an amalgam filling
- Composite resin consists of tiny particles of glass and acrylic, making it a wonderful mercury and metal-free option
- Provides excellent structural support as well as protection against temperature changes
The fastest way to see a wonderful change to your appearance is to disguise smile imperfections with porcelain veneers. The process of making over teeth with custom designed veneers may take only two visits. These ultra-thin sheets of porcelain are made based on precise data and models obtained in your smile analysis and consultation with Dr. Mathew. Using the most advanced dental ceramic, master craftsman in our reputable lab carve veneers to reshape, resize, or recolor teeth as needed to achieve your desired look. Once sent to our office, veneers are assessed, perfected, and bonded to your teeth, letting you resume your life with newfound confidence!
We have several ways to help you love your smile. To learn more about the cosmetic dental services offered at Athens TLC Dental, contact us today.