Enamel, the outer layer of the tooth, is the hardest tissue in the body. It shields your teeth from the daily wear and tear (biting, chewing, and extreme temperatures). But this thin shell can, in time and without proper care, be eroded by acids and chemicals. Other factors that contribute to enamel erosion are:
– Excessive consumption of beverages high in acid like soft drinks and fruit drinks
– Eating sugary and starchy food
– Medical conditions like dry mouth, acid reflux disease or GERD, and gastrointestinal problems
– Friction due to vigorous brushing and teeth grinding
If you have damaged teeth, ask top Indiana cosmetic dentist Dr. Smith about cosmetic dental solutions.
Dental fillings are among these solutions for restoring damaged teeth. There are different types of filing materials, but your Carmel, IN dentist uses tooth-colored composite resin because it has many advantages. It matches the color of your existing teeth, bonds easily to the tooth structure, solves various cases (chips, cracks, etc), and removes small portion of the enamel.
During treatment, the dentist will remove the decayed part using special tools and then clean your mouth afterwards. The fillings will be applied in layers and will be hardened using a curing light. After this, your dentist will shape the material based on the desired results and polish to blend with color of your existing teeth.
After the procedure, you’ll be given additional instructions on how to take care of your teeth. Maintain your oral health with proper hygiene and regular visits to your dentist for checkups and teeth cleanings.
Restore your decayed or broken teeth with tooth-colored fillings. Call Dr. David A. Smith at 317-451-4050 and make an appointment.