Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings in Wilmington, NC

Tooth-colored fillings, also known as composite fillings, are a popular method for repairing cavities and restoring the natural appearance of teeth. Whether you know you need a dental filling, or you’re not quite sure what your smile needs, our Wilmington dental team would be happy to assist you. Contact our office today to learn more about our restorative services and schedule your next visit!

What are the benefits of tooth-colored dental fillings?

One of the primary benefits of tooth-colored fillings is their aesthetic appeal. Unlike silver amalgam fillings that are easily noticeable, tooth-colored fillings blend in seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. Silver fillings also require more aggressive removal of the healthy tooth structure, while tooth-colored fillings can be bonded directly to the affected tooth. This preserves more of your natural tooth structure and helps maintain the overall strength and integrity of your teeth.

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Why would I need a dental filling?

Cavities are a common dental issue caused by a buildup of plaque and harmful bacteria. Tooth decay occurs when the bacteria in your mouth produce acids that erode the enamel, which is the protective outer layer of your teeth. Left untreated, tooth decay can progress and cause tooth infections and lead to more advanced treatments becoming necessary, like root canals. Dental fillings are placed after tooth decay is removed to restore the shape, function, and strength of the affected teeth and prevent further decay.

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Are cavities reversible?

Unfortunately, tooth decay is not reversible. Once the enamel is damaged, it cannot regenerate on its own. However, if detected early, tooth decay can be halted, and the progression of cavities can be prevented with proper dental care, such as regular brushing, flossing, and professional dental cleanings. Regardless of where you are in your oral health journey, our team will be glad to assess your unique situation and design a treatment plan that will meet your unique oral health needs. Contact our office to schedule your next visit with our team today!