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For just about everyone but a very lucky few, cavities and some degree of tooth decay are a normal part of life. Along with the implications for our oral health and increased risk of gum disease and tooth loss, cavities have also presented something of a cosmetic problem. Many people develop at least one (often more) cavities in childhood and arrive in adulthood with a mouthful of silver dental fillings.
But if cavities are still more common than dentists would like (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 91% of Americans have at least one cavity), treating cavities and tooth decay with silver amalgam fillings are no longer the only option. Dr. William Higgs, a dentist in Conway, AR, also offers enamel (tooth) colored fillings for patients who prefer a more subtle restoration that looks like part of the natural tooth.
Preserve Your Smile with Tooth-Colored Fillings in Conway, AR
Despite suggestions to the contrary through the years, metallic fillings are a safe, affordable, effective and long lasting dental restoration option that have stood the test of time. But many people are understandably reluctant to have a conspicuous metal filling flashing through every time they laugh or smile. Dentists can work around the cosmetic problems posed by metallic fillings by using materials like composite resin (a mixture of plastic and glass), porcelain, and glass ionomer to fill small to medium sized cavities. (Larger cavities may require a crown).
Similar to other cosmetic restorations like bonding, crowns, and veneers, tooth colored fillings are designed to match the color and texture of the patient's natural tooth, for a subtle and aesthetically attractive restoration.
Find a Cosmetic and Family Dentist in Conway, AR
Don't let cavities and tooth decay ruin your smile. For more information on the different types of tooth-colored fillings, and to find the option that is right for you, contact Higgs Family & Cosmetic Dentistry by calling 501-329-7474 to request an appointment today.