Chances are, you are familiar with the silver metal amalgam fillings that were used for many decades in dentistry to repair teeth that had cavities. In addition to sticking out in your smile, metal amalgam expands and contracts, placing unnecessary pressure on the surrounding teeth, and patients have concerns about the toxicity or allergenic properties of metal in their mouth. At Paxton Dental Care, patients in the Paxton, MA area have an effective alternative when it comes to fillings. With tooth-colored composite resin fillings, you can restore the function of your teeth while maintaining their beautiful white appearance so no one needs to know you have had a filling placed.

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Benefits of tooth-colored fillings

Patients and Dr. Siemen alike find that tooth-colored composite resin fillings are a great choice for several reasons:

  • They look great: composite resin blends in seamlessly with your smile
  • They are economical: fillings are one of the most budget-friendly ways to repair a tooth that has been compromised due to decay
  • They are tooth-friendly: as mentioned above, the composite resin material does not expand and contract like metal amalgam; in addition, it chemically bonds to the tooth, which effectively seals off the tooth to further decay and offers better long-term protection for the tooth
  • They are conservative: with composite resin, oftentimes less tooth structure needs to be removed to place the filling than with metal amalgam

For patients with severe tooth decay, a filling may not be sufficient to repair the tooth because it needs more structural protection than a filling can provide. In this case, Dr. Siemen may recommend an inlay, onlay, or dental crown to restore the tooth’s health and function.

Other uses for composite resin

In addition to serving as a white cavity filling material, composite resin can be used in a procedure called dental bonding. This is a great option for patients who are searching for ways to fix a chipped tooth or hide other imperfections in their smile. When composite resin is used for cracked teeth repair or cosmetic purposes, it can dramatically enhance the appearance of your smile so it looks healthy and vibrant again.

To learn more about the use of composite resin for white fillings or dental bonding to fix a broken tooth, call Paxton Dental Care today at (508) 557-2400 or visit us online to make an appointment.

Cosmetic Dentistry at Paxton Dental Care - Dr. Scott Siemen

Cosmetic Dentistry at Paxton Dental Care - Dr. Scott Siemen
What is cosmetic dentistry? What are the procedures which you can get done under cosmetic dentistry? Watch this video to understand cosmetic dentistry and how you can get that perfect smile as Dr. Siemen explains.

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Hi, this is Dr. Scott Siemen from Paxton Dental Care. Today I will be speaking about cosmetic dentistry.

Cosmetic dentistry is anything that improves the appearance of a person’s smile. Typically, people think of cosmetic dentistry simply as tooth whitening or maybe a tooth whitening toothpaste.

However, there are options that are more professional that are offered, which are stronger and better than over-the-counter products.

Some tooth whitening products can be found at any local drugstore. However, those strengths will not be as powerful as those obtained at a dental practice.

What are the different forms of cosmetic dentistry?

Other forms of cosmetic dentistry could include white fillings. If people have discolored fillings that they like to change to match their smile, they’re less conspicuous.

So we may place white fillings, otherwise known as tooth bonding, on a person’s teeth to improve the smile.

Another way could be using porcelain to hide or change the shape and color of a person’s teeth. Thin porcelain shells can be bonded or attached to a person’s teeth to improve their smile.

What are the benefits of cosmetic dentistry?

The benefits would be a person who maybe doesn’t show their smile because they’re embarrassed by the appearance can improve the color, shape, the arrangement of their smile.

All of these things would help them smile in a bigger and less subconscious or self-conscious way.

Get the perfect smile you always wanted. Call us today.

Dr. Scott Siemen, DMD

Dr. Scott Siemen

A graduate from Worcester State College and Tufts University, Dr. Scott Siemen is a well renowned and skilled professional in the field of dentistry. He is a firm believer in developing and maintaining good relationships with his clients by being honest and providing the best possible dental care.

With over 25 plus years of experience in the field, Dr. Siemen established the Paxton Dental Care center with the vision of creating a relaxing and dental anxiety-free environment for his patients. His areas of specialty include porcelain veneers and cosmetic bonding, bite problems, advanced tooth wear, one-visit CEREC crowns, and sedation dentistry.

He is presently a member of the Massachusetts Dental Society and the American Dental Association.

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