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The Value of Tooth-Colored Fillings

How tooth-colored fillings from your dentists in Lexington, KY, can improve your smile

When you smile at yourself in the mirror, do you see old, dark, metal fillings? If so, others see them too. Next thing you know, you have stopped smiling. If you are embarrassed by your smile because of old dental work, done years ago, it’s time for you to discover the value of tooth-colored fillings!

Dr. Pada Chalothorn and Dr. William Cartee of TLC Dentistry in Lexington, KY, offer a wide range of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental services, including tooth-colored fillings to improve your smile.

There are many reasons why tooth-colored fillings are one of the most popular restorative treatments. Consider that tooth-colored fillings are:

  • Beautifully natural looking, because material is used which can be matched to the color of your teeth, for a filling that blends into your smile
  • Durable and strong, because the material used actually bonds to your existing tooth structure, so the filling and your tooth function as one unit
  • Long-lasting, because just like metal fillings, tooth-colored fillings provide years of dependable wear

Tooth-colored fillings are also completely metal-free. That’s an important benefit, especially for people with metal and mercury sensitivity. It’s also nice to avoid the metallic taste in your mouth metal fillings can cause.

Tooth-colored fillings use a material called composite, which is available in many shades, so your dentist can closely match it to your existing tooth color. Once the filling is placed, it will be virtually invisible to people around you. All your friends will notice is your beautiful smile.

The composite is placed and hardened with a special ultraviolet curing light, giving you a hard, dependable filling. Unlike metal fillings, which divide your tooth into sections, tooth-colored fillings bond with your tooth, creating one unit. You won’t have the crumbling, ugly appearance of metal in your smile.

Why settle for old metal fillings when you can enjoy natural-looking, tooth-colored fillings? To learn more about the value of tooth-colored fillings and how they can improve your smile, call Dr. Pada Chalothorn and Dr. William Cartee of TLC Dentistry in Lexington, KY, at (859) 223-8987. Call today!

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