Untreated tooth decay can lead to major oral health problems. Tooth-colored dental fillings can prevent tooth decay from advancing and restore oral health and appearance. Proper care and maintenance can prolong the lifespan of tooth-colored fillings. Follow these aftercare tips from our Boston practice, Dental Associates of New England. We will help you maintain your tooth-colored fillings so they look their best for years to come.
Tooth-colored fillings are extremely durable and made of either porcelain or composite resin. Porcelain and composite resin can be colored to match the surrounding tooth for a seamless blend. Tooth-colored fillings last as long or longer than traditional metal fillings, with many lasting well over a decade. Though tooth-colored fillings are made of durable material, their lifespan can be affected by their aftercare. Poor oral hygiene can lead to oral health issues like tooth decay and gum disease, which in turn can shorten the lifespan of tooth-colored fillings.
Tooth-colored fillings require proper aftercare to improve their lifespan. Gum disease and tooth decay can cause tooth-colored fillings to require early replacement. The key to prolonging the lifespan of tooth-colored fillings is to practice good oral hygiene. Follow these aftercare tips to keep your tooth-colored fillings looking and functioning their best.
Proper oral hygiene is important to maintaining a beautiful smile. Proper aftercare can ensure tooth-colored fillings last as long as possible. To find out more about tooth-colored fillings or to discuss other treatments, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with the Dental Associates of New England.