Do you remember what your teeth looked like before they had dark silver-colored fillings? Despite all attempts to prevent tooth decay, cavities remain an inevitable part of life. Cavities form when a layer of bacteria, known as plaque, mixes with the sugars in food to form acids that erode tooth enamel. Until recently, dentists have had no choice but to fill such areas with metal-based amalgams.
Through the development of new materials, cosmetic dentistry is redefining beauty. Your dark fillings can now be replaced with tooth-colored materials that replicate the appearance of natural teeth so precisely, you will be unable to tell where the filling ends and your tooth begins.
Whether you have cavities that need to be filled or you want to replace existing fillings with tooth-colored materials, cosmetic dentistry allows you to recapture the beauty of the past with dental restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.