What are tooth restorations?
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.
What is the most common type of tooth restoration?
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.
What are the advantages of using tooth colored fillings?
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.