For many patients that received restorative dentistry several years ago, the biggest concern about needing a new dental filling or even a crown may not be the cost or even the longevity of the restoration. It might be what their smile will look like after treatment. That is because for many years, dentists almost exclusively used noticeable gold or silver-colored fillings and crowns, which could effectively protect teeth, but often did so at the cost of the cosmetic appeal of the smile. Fortunately, modern dentistry offers a number of more seamless alternatives, ones that can just as efficiently protect fragile teeth, but not at the expense of esthetics. So if you have delayed restorative treatment for fear people will be staring at your filling or dental crown instead of your pearly whites, don’t postpone any longer. Instead, ask your general dentist about the seamless smile solutions currently available for addressing dental problems!

Dental Crowns and Fillings Now Come In Tooth-colored Finishes

Though metal amalgam fillings and crowns were once common, now most dentists prefer to provide less noticeable and often more comfortable options, such as tooth-colored fillings made of a composite resin, and porcelain dental crowns that are both beautiful and long-lasting.

These restorations provide similar protection to metal versions, but they also offer some unique benefits, including:

  • Both composite resin and porcelain are less conductive than metal, providing more comfortable restorations for many patients, particularly those with existing sensitivities to hot and cold foods and beverages.
  • They are also safe for patients with metal allergies, whom may have had problems getting restorative dentistry in the past.
  • Both materials can be made to closely match existing teeth in size, shape, and even contouring, allowing for nearly seamless smile restorations.

ABOUT YOUR WACO, TX, DENTIST:

We look forward to providing families with exceptional care and advanced treatment options. To schedule an appointment with Corbet Locke, DDS, contact our Waco, TX, dental office today by calling 254-776-4888. Our office welcomes patients in and around Waco, TX, including Hewitt, McGregor, Woodway, and the surrounding Central Texas communities.