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Use tooth-colored fillings to restore cavities and to improve your smile

Tooth decay is a condition that can result in holes left within the natural teeth. Decay, or cavities, need to be addressed as soon as possible by a dental professional to ensure they do not become more extensive or more damaging. To address cavities, patients will often need fillings. Our team at Taylor Dental Care in Sandy, Utah, is excited to offer tooth-colored, white fillings to restore the natural tooth.

Why tooth-colored fillings?

Tooth-colored dental fillings are highly desirable because they are not noticeable within the smile. They blend in with the natural tooth enamel, ensuring that the repair is well disguised. White fillings are chosen over alternatives such as silver amalgam fillings, which have been shown to increases a patient’s risk of mercury toxicity. Additionally, silver amalgam fillings can expand and contract, exposing the inner portions of the tooth and leaving it susceptible to bacteria and infection. Tooth-colored fillings are fabricated from a composite resin and placed during a single appointment with ease.

What to expect when placing tooth-colored dental fillings

First, patients contact Taylor Dental Care of Sandy, UT, to find out if they have a cavity that requires a filling. Then, the area is numbed and anesthetized for patient comfort. The dentist removes the decayed portion of the tooth and disinfects the area before placing the filling. The filling is administered into the area of decay and hardened with a curing light. With proper care, tooth-colored fillings will last several years.

Call Taylor Dental Care today to discuss your options for fillings

Drs. Michelle and Glenn Taylor are excited to offer patients in the Sandy, Utah area solutions for their smile, even after experiencing tooth decay. If you want to learn more about permanent tooth fillings that are natural in appearance, call the practice today to book an appointment at (801) 285-6607. The office is located at 9924 South 700 E and accepts new patients and families considering general, cosmetic, and restorative care. Our total health dental practice focuses on the oral-systemic connection and the link between the health of the smile and the health of the body! We work hard to empower patients to take charge of their overall health by starting with the smile!