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By Gale Marana, DDS
November 26, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

What your dentist in Aiea, Hawaii wants you to know

Tooth Colored FillingTooth decay and cavities are common dental problems. Not too long ago, the solution was a metal filling, but times have changed! Today’s fillings are strong, but they are beautiful too! You can now have tooth-colored fillings, which blend perfectly with your smile. Dr. Gale Marana in Aiea, Hawaii wants to introduce you to the benefits of tooth-colored fillings and how they can restore your smile.

Tooth-colored fillings use composite, a resin material that starts out as a liquid. The unique consistency allows Dr. Marana to sculpt and shape the material along the natural contours of your teeth. Once the material is in place, it is hardened using a dental light. The end result is a restoration that can protect and enhance your smile.

There are many reasons why people love tooth-colored fillings. Consider that tooth-colored fillings are:

  • Cosmetically beautiful, because the composite can be color-matched to your existing teeth, creating a beautiful blended look.
  • Strong, because the composite is bonded to your tooth surface using etching material and strong cement.

Composite is a versatile material that is used for fillings and cosmetic dental treatments. It can be used to fill in cavities created by tooth decay, and it can also be used to hide unsightly aesthetic issues like discolorations, fracture lines, and defects in tooth surfaces.

Composite can also help to mask some of the early signs of an aging smile, and repair what bad habits, lifestyle, and wear-and-tear have done to your smile. You can choose tooth-colored fillings to repair:

  • Decayed, broken, or damaged teeth
  • Cracked, fractured, or chipped teeth
  • Worn, eroded, or abraded teeth

Tooth-colored fillings have revolutionized dentistry by providing both strength and cosmetic beauty. Why choose an old-school metal filling when you can have a filling that enhances your smile? For more information about tooth-colored fillings and other dental services call Dr. Gale Marana in Aiea, Hawaii today!