How fillings from your dentists in Santa Rosa Beach, FL, can help your smile.
Teeth are strong, but they can also be damaged. Tooth decay, a sports injury, or an auto accident are just a few of the ways your teeth can be damaged. Fortunately, dental fillings can restore your damaged teeth, making your smile look whole again.
Drs. Michael O’Donnell, Courtney Wright, and Chris Farrugia at Great Florida Smiles & Orthodontics offer comprehensive dental care services, including dental fillings. They have convenient office locations in Santa Rosa Beach, and DeFuniak Springs, FL, to help your smile.
Dental fillings help your teeth and your smile in many ways. For example:
- Dental fillings restore your chewing ability
- Dental fillings restore the biting strength of your teeth
- Dental fillings restore the beauty of your smile
If you have a smile full of old, bulky metal fillings, chances are the metal fillings are leaking around the borders of the fillings. A leaking filling can result in tooth decay which can lead to further tooth damage and the need for a root canal.
Old metal fillings are also less attractive than modern filling materials. When your smile is unattractive, it can lead to diminished self-esteem and self-confidence. Modern filling materials can restore your damaged teeth, giving you a smile you will be proud to show off.
Metal fillings, also known as amalgam fillings, were once the only filling material available. Thanks to modern dental materials and techniques, you now have more life-like, natural-looking filling material choices, including:
Tooth-colored, or composite fillings; these fillings use composite, a unique liquid material. Composite can be matched to the color of your teeth and sculpted to match your natural tooth contours. The material comes out as a liquid, so it is hardened using a special ultraviolet light.
Glass ionomer fillings; these fillings are also tooth-colored. The glass ionomer is not as strong as composite, so these fillings are usually reserved for tooth roots, which aren’t exposed to the stresses of chewing.
Gold or porcelain; these are crafted in a dental laboratory and require at least two appointments to complete.
Fillings restore damaged teeth and give you back your smile. To discover more about what dental fillings can do for your smile, call Drs. Michael O’Donnell, Courtney Wright, and Chris Farrugia at Great Florida Smiles & Orthodontics. You can reach them in Santa Rosa Beach, FL, at (850) 622-5888 or in DeFuniak Springs, FL, at (850) 892-2500, so call today.