Tooth Colored Fillings—Now You See ‘em…

Metal Free FillingsFor those of you who feel a mouth full of silver or gold fillings is cosmetically appealing, you need not read any further. However, if you’re like me, and prefer your fillings to look like natural teeth, then I have good news for you.

Due to advances in dental technology, we can place tooth colored fillings in almost every tooth in the mouth. These synthetic porcelain-type fillings can be a real pleasant surprise; proving to be very strong as well as esthetically pleasing.

After decay is removed from a tooth or a fractured edge is rounded off, the filling is placed somewhat different from the traditional packing of silver into the tooth defect.

Specific solutions are first painted in layers on the part of the tooth to be restored. When the final layer is  placed, a special light system with a high-intensity beam is focused on the filling material for about one minute. The energy of these special light waves physically changes the filling material into a rock-hard restorative.

We routinely use this filling material for front as well as back teeth, and (from the response we’ve been getting from our patients) they are definitely a big hit!

About Binu Thomas, DDS

As the head of a boutique, patient focused practice in the heart of Orangevale, Dr. Binu Thomas has been practicing general dentistry for over 20 years. He graduated in the top of his class at dental school, and took advanced training in preventative pediatric dentistry. Over the years, he has trained under some of the best known cosmetic dentists in the nation. He has further advanced his skills and knowledge in endodontics (root canal), cosmetic dentistry, and oral surgery. His efficient, attentive services lead patients to feel well cared-for, no matter their dental needs. His professional team will show you the respect and attention you deserve from the moment you schedule your first appointment. Dr. Thomas has been married for over 20 years to his beautiful wife Aveena, and they have two wonderful children, Joshua and Ariyana. Dr. Thomas is very involved in his community and helps out at the local church, food closet and more.

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