With all the talk in Las Vegas of multi-procedure smile makeovers, sometimes the traditional dental filling is overlooked.
If a cavity progresses no further than a filling, Nevada cosmetic dental patients can avoid more extensive and invasive treatments. Today, let’s talk about dental fillings.
Most dental patients in the Las Vegas and Las Vegas area have a few fillings in their mouth. When a tooth has been damaged through decay, a dental filling is the most common way Nevada family dentists restore the tooth to its previous, intact condition.
Dental fillings have been used for over a hundred years, and they’ve come a long way from the silvery amalgam fillings many of us in the Providence, NW Las Vegas, and Centennial Hills areas remember.
Las Vegas cosmetic dentists and dental labs have been working to formulate filling materials that are more cosmetically pleasing to their Nevada patients.
Today, the filling material of choice in Las Vegas and around the country is a composite of plastic resin with glass or quartz filler. Referred to as composite fillings, Las Vegas dental patients love the fact that they can be matched to their natural tooth color, making them practically invisible. This is particularly important when the filling needs to be in a conspicuous part of the mouth, such as the front teeth.
Despite the popularity of tooth-colored fillings, many Las Vegas dentists still find amalgam fillings appropriate in some cases. Dental amalgam is made from a metal alloy, which gives it the ability to hold strong even when the chewing load is great.
Be sure to check our website at http://www.providencedental.com/blog/ for more information about our services. We provide pediatric dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, porcelain veneers, and dental implants.
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