At Drs. Lerner & Lemongello’s office, we know that not everyone will be able to take care of their teeth to the same degree. In fact, we have taken note that many people in the Palm Beach area in Florida seem to be having increased incidences of cavities and tooth loss. To be able to manage the condition and carry out oral rehabilitation, our team has made tooth restorations more accessible to people who have been stricken with the effects of tooth decay. We want the patient to be able to regain the functionality and structural integrity of the mouth.
Based on collective data, the most common type of tooth restoration is the use of composite fillings or tooth colored fillings to restore decayed areas of the tooth. They are made up of resin and porcelain materials that very closely match the natural color and texture of the patient’s teeth.
Although there are other materials that are being used in dentistry to fill cavities, tooth colored fillings are the preferred choice, not only because they mimic natural teeth, but also because they are safe to use. They are able to adapt very well to the oral environment where they can take on the same type of rigorous pressure and stress that natural teeth do. Also, because of their similar composition, these kinds of fillings are able to create stronger bonds with existing teeth, making them more efficient in providing the tooth with protection from the further development of cavities, preventing breakage, and insulating the tooth from excessive temperature changes. Tooth colored fillings will always give patients a better result compared to other compatible materials.
During previous years, most people thought that getting fillings made of hard materials like metal would be able to give the teeth unyielding and rigorous protection from cavities. What they didn’t know was that these materials could be detrimental to the tooth’s structure and only worsen the deterioration by creating more cracks in the enamel. With tooth colored fillings, this problem is efficiently averted. Because they are highly compatible with the tooth’s natural structure, they have been found to be the perfect structural supplement to support teeth from the inside out. Although they are not as hard as metal fillings, their similarity to the organic composition of actual teeth allow them to create stronger bonds that can maintain structural stability for a very long time, sometimes lasting up to 10 years.
If you are interested in getting composite tooth colored fillings and living in the Palm Beach area in Florida, call our office to schedule a personal consultation today to find out what these tooth restorations can do for you.