Tooth-Colored Fillings in Harleysville PA
At William T. McMaugh, DDS, we want to help you achieve and maintain a healthy mouth. But we also understand how important it is to have a smile that makes you feel good about the way you look.
That is why we believe in combining aesthetics with functional treatments to improve your oral health and enhance your appearance. One of the ways we can do this is by using tooth-colored composite fillings to restore damaged teeth.
Our goal is to help you enjoy a healthy, attractive smile without a lot of costly and involved procedures. Tooth-colored fillings are a great example of a cost-effective treatment that will restore your teeth to their healthy state.
Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
Cavities are a concern for everyone. Even if you look after your family's teeth with good oral hygiene practices, regular dental exams, and a healthy diet, you can still develop a cavity. When this happens, it’s important to remove the decay and restore the tooth with a durable filling to prevent further damage.
Composite fillings are made using a combination of ceramic and plastic compounds. The most obvious benefit with tooth-colored fillings is their natural-looking appearance.
Dr. McMaugh is skilled in shading and shaping dental composites so that they blend perfectly with your own tooth. In fact, our composite fillings look so natural that even you may not be able to tell the difference!
Another benefit of using tooth-colored fillings is that they are a conservative approach that preserves as much of your healthy tooth structure as possible. With fillings made of composite resin material, it’s not necessary to remove a lot of your natural tooth to create a stable and durable filling.
Since tooth-colored composite material looks so natural it's a perfect solution for correcting minor cosmetic flaws like chipped or broken teeth. Dental bonding is a process that uses composite material as a conservative option for repairing minor cosmetic flaws chipped or broken teeth.
Dr. McMaugh builds up the tooth-colored material one layer at a time and sculpting it until he achieves the proper shape. As he builds up the layers, each is set with curing light to create that bonds the material securely to your tooth.
Next, Dr. McMaugh carefully refines the shape of your tooth so that it is proportionate to surrounding teeth. The final step is to check the repair for proper fit and polish the tooth. The result is an aesthetic repair that enhances your oral health and looks completely natural.
With dental bonding, we can resolve a number of problems. We can:
- Fill gaps and spaces between teeth
- Repair chips and cracks
- Improve the shape of uneven teeth
- Build up a broken tooth
Solutions That Fit Your Needs
We strongly encourage you to be an active participant in attaining your own oral health goals. Dr. McMaugh will take the time to explain your treatment plan, and he and our team are always happy to answer any questions you may have. We will never go forward with treatment until we know that you understand what we’re doing and how it will benefit you.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution in dentistry. The state of your oral health is as unique as you are, and we take all the time necessary to understand your specific needs. We want you to achieve excellent dental health, but we also want you to feel happy and confident about your appearance.
We would love to welcome you to our family to show you the difference that high-quality, attentive care can make to your oral health! Contact us for more information!