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Posts for: December, 2015
Should I Save My Tooth?
The Benefits of Dental Fillings
Back in the distant past, if you needed dental work, it was done by a barber! Usually, the barber’s remedy was to take the tooth out, and the patient didn’t have much to say. Oh, how times have changed!
Today, at the office of Dr. Ronald Morse, in Lakewood, Colorado, you have a choice of many different options for dental fillings. In fact, Dr. Morse specializes in cosmetic dentistry, and can offer many different types of fillings, to help you feel good, and look great!
Dental fillings can be made to look just like your existing tooth. These fillings are called composites, and they are a pliable resin, which is color-matched to your teeth. This resin is then hardened with the use of an ultra-violet light.
Another type of tooth-colored filling is glass ionomer. These fillings are usually placed along the gumline, where they won’t be subjected to the stress of biting.
Porcelain, perhaps the most beautiful of any material used for restoring teeth, can be used to make:
- Crowns, which cover most of the visible area of the tooth
- Veneers, which are a “jacket”, slipped over the front of the tooth
- Onlays, which cover the chewing surface of the tooth completely
- Inlays, which are placed to cover part of the chewing surface
There are many benefits to dental fillings. They can be used to eliminate pain, restore chewing ability, and provide a more beautiful smile. In most cases, patients are much better off to restore a tooth, rather than remove it. Often, a dental filling will last for many years, but a tooth removed is a tooth gone forever.
So, stop by and visit Dr. Ronald Morse, your cosmetic dentist in Lakewood, Colorado, and find out how he can help you look and feel your very best!