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By Wilmington Dental Associates
May 16, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures

About 78% of Americans have had at the very least one cavity by the time they're 17 years old, according to a 2000 report by the U.S. tooth colored feelingsSurgeon General. Your Wilmington, DE, family dentist, Drs. John Lenz, Anthony Vattilana or Michael Lenz, provide their patient with tooth-colored fillings to help prevent cavities.


More About Dental Tooth-colored Fillings

Fillings seal cavities, basically small holes, caused by decay in tooth. Tooth-colored fillings prevent bacteria-induced infection from spreading to other teeth and gum tissue. If you don't treat cavities, decay can infiltrate the many tooth layers causing more severe problems, which would ultimately lead to more expensive and drastic procedures like root canal treatment.

Your Wilmington, DE, dentist performs a series of oral examinations, including using an x-ray, to identify which teeth have cavities and need treatment.

The dentist removes the decayed area, applies etching material, a mildly acidic solution, to roughen the tooth, and then cement translucent material to bond the tooth and filling material.


Types of Tooth-Colored Fillings

  • Composite: Composite is a mixture of plastic and glass that bond to the natural tooth. They're more expensive than amalgam fillings and less invasive.
  • Porcelain: These are strong dental ceramics are made using specialized computer-generated technology and are an aesthetically pleasing filling.

Fillings are an essential preventative dental care that guards teeth and soft tissue from bacteria. If you'd like to learn more about tooth-colored fillings, their benefits and if you're a candidate, then call (302) 654-6915 to schedule an appointment with Drs. John Lenz, Anthony Vattilana or Michael Lenz at their Wilmington, DE, office today!

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