In the past, if you had a tooth damaged by decay, it was treated with an amalgam filling. While they are effective and affordable, they can cause you to feel insecure about your appearance. The metal filling can be an eyesore. Not to mention, many are now concerned about the risk for mercury exposure with their use. If you have a cavity that needs to be treated, you do have an alternative option. With ceramic fillings in Richmond, TX, you will restore your tooth’s health with an option that is safe and looks natural. At VL Dental, we will treat your tooth while enhancing the appearance of your smile.
Benefit from Ceramic Fillings
Unlike traditional amalgam fillings, no metals are used with those made from ceramic. Instead, it is composed of advanced ceramic materials to make it strong and durable. In fact, the material used is stronger than other ceramics that you may be used to. As a result, they bond well to your teeth to create a secure seal to offer long-term results. They can even help to add strength to a weakened tooth to help prevent additional damage, like a break or fracture. Although metal is believed to be the most durable material, fillings made from ceramic can potentially last longer than amalgam.
Best of all, they can be customized to match your enamel color, so it will blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth. Unlike composite resin fillings, you will not have to worry about a ceramic one discoloring or staining over time. It will continue to match your enamel color for several years, so you can smile with confidence.
Improve Your Smile Today
Now, you can improve the health and appearance of your smile using a natural-looking solution while saving time. Using advanced technologies, your ceramic filling will be created on-site. After preparing your tooth by removing decayed or damaged enamel, a digital camera maps your tooth and the surrounding areas in your mouth.
The information is used with our computer-aided design software to ensure the filling meets your exact specifications. It is then milled in our office in less than an hour. The filling will then be cemented in place. Minor adjustments will be made, and your tooth will be polished, so you can walk out of our office with a flawless smile.
Your new smile will last for several years with the right care. It is best to brush your teeth twice a day and floss every night before going to bed. In addition, do not forget to visit your dentist in Richmond twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. At each appointment your dentist will check the filling to ensure that it remains undamaged and securely bonded in place to protect your tooth.
Choose a Natural-Looking Solution
Do not let a dark metal filling hurt your confidence. Smile brightly with an option that looks natural. Contact VL Dental today to schedule your consultation for a ceramic filling. We look forward to improving the health and appearance of your smile.