Tooth-Colored Fillings in Framingham
Do you uphold a regular schedule of brushing, flossing, and rinsing? We hope you answered with a resounding “yes.” Optimal cleaning habits are essential for maintaining great oral health and hygiene; however, even the best routines can miss hard-to-reach areas in the mouth. These areas can form pockets of bacteria, plaque, and tartar, which if left untreated, can develop long-term dental problems. Visiting a dentist twice per year can prevent oral issues. Yet, certain factors can be unavoidable in certain situations (i.e. tooth decay, fractures, etc.), and these cases require special attention. Generally, if tooth decay or small cracks are present in a tooth, fillings are necessary. The office of Mark Fried DMD can correct these issues with metal and mercury free, natural-looking tooth-colored fillings.
Natural-looking Tooth Restoration Option
In the past, fillings were comprised of a metal solution, usually containing trace amounts of mercury. As dental trends and technologies advance, treatments become safer and more effective. Dr. Mark Fried, a practitioner with decades of experience, his fellow doctors, and his team of dental experts stay current with the latest dental trends and practices, which is why we offer tooth-colored fillings. These fillings perform the same function as the metallic fillings of the past – restoring strength to the tooth and correcting decay, cracks, etc. – but with a natural, pleasing aesthetic.
How Do Tooth Fillings Work?
The external part of your teeth is called the enamel, which is a hardened substance that protects your teeth. It consists of closely woven calcium crystals, and does not contain living tissue. The inner area of the tooth is called the dentin, which is porous – similar to bone. The dentin is living tissue, which makes it very sensitive. When the enamel or dentin is compromised, fillings are necessary to correct the issue. Older metallic fillings were not able to bond with teeth, as they rested on top of the tooth and added a layer of protection. Tooth-colored fillings, however, bond naturally with your teeth, offer protection on par with enamel, and restore a pleasing look to your tooth. When you arrive for your appointment, we will examine the problem area, carefully apply the treatment to your tooth, ensure the bonding process is complete, make sure the fillings dry in place, and send you on your way with a complete, healthy smile.
Restore Your Smile Today
A tooth suffering from damage – regardless of what created the issue – can cause a lot of pain and frustration, and if not treated properly, can result in more severe oral health problems. Dr. Mark Fried and his skilled staff can fix your problem tooth and provide a natural look with tooth-colored fillings. If you need this treatment, contact us today and schedule your appointment. We offer our services to those who reside in Framingham, MA, Natick, Ashland, and the neighboring communities.