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By Thomas W. Kauffman, DDS
August 14, 2017
Category: Oral Health

A dental filling means one less cavity taking up important space in your smile. However, in the past, filling a cavity also meant adding a fillingsdiscoloration to your smile. Luckily, your dentist can help you take care of your cavities and ensure you have the most natural look possible with tooth-colored fillings. Find out more about tooth-colored fillings with Dr. Thomas Kauffman in Atlanta, GA.

What is a tooth-colored filling? 
Rather than using metals or amalgam to fill the tooth, your dentist will use a dental composite resin matched to the shade of your natural teeth. This ensures a natural look and minimal discolorations in your smile. The composite resin materials even come in different shades to ensure that your filling blends right in with your natural teeth.

What are the benefits of tooth-colored fillings? 
The most obvious benefit of a tooth-colored filling is its subtlety. The materials’ natural coloring will ensure they fit seamlessly into your smile. Additionally, composite resin is a sturdy material, lasting for many years before requiring maintenance or replacement. For larger restorations, we also offer 'custom milled fillings' using CEREC technology. Using a digital image of your tooth, the CEREC system uses a milling device to create custom restorations. These normally exhibit superior fit when large portions of the tooth are missing.

How can I prevent requiring a dental filling? 
Dental fillings treat cavities. Your dentist removes the decayed portion of the tooth and fills it in with the materials you choose and reshapes the biting surface of the tooth to fit naturally into the bite. Preventing a dental filling is as easy as preventing tooth decay. Simply brush your teeth twice daily and floss at least once every day in between your bi-annual preventative dental examinations and cleanings.

Tooth-Colored Fillings in Atlanta, GA
If you think you could benefit from a tooth-colored filling, you should consult with your dentist to ensure that this is the right treatment for you. Avoiding colored fillings can keep your smile appearing naturally and ensure that you feel great about the way you look. For more information on tooth-colored fillings, please contact Dr. Kauffman in Atlanta, GA. Call (404) 524-1981 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Kauffman today!

By Thomas W. Kauffman, DDS, PC
March 20, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Atlanta   cosmetic dentistry  

Atlanta Cosmetic Dentistry for Bright SmilesWhen you look at yourself in the mirror, is there anything you would like to change about your smile? Many people are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth, which is why they choose esthetic dental procedures for various reasons, including repairing a defect such as a malformed bite or crooked teeth. 

Cosmetic dentistry is available to help improve the look and feel of your smile.  If you are looking to enhance your image, there is an array of modern and sophisticated dental treatments available to fit your needs and your budget.  By visiting our cosmetic dentist in Atlanta, Dr. Thomas Kauffman, you can take the next step toward an overall improvement in the appearance of your teeth, leaving you with one more reason to smile.

A Hollywood Smile

We have all noticed the perfect smiles of actors and actresses, but do you know how they achieved that red carpet worthy smile? It’s simple—dental veneers.  If your teeth are cracked, stained, uneven or chipped, dental veneers might be the perfect option for transforming even the most damaged smiles. Dental veneers are thin, porcelain shells that are custom designed by your Atlanta cosmetic dentist, Dr. Kauffman, to perfectly cover and match your natural smile. 

Get a Bright, White Smile

Whether you are a smoker or a lover of foods and drinks that stain your teeth, many people are not happy with the appearance of their smile.  Depending on the whitening method you choose, treatment can potentially be completed in one visit with your cosmetic dentist in Atlanta, Dr. Kauffman.  By visiting our office, we can help you determine the best whitening procedure: in-office or take-home whitening kits.

By visiting our cosmetic dentist in Atlanta, you can achieve a more confident smile through the availability of various cosmetic dentistry procedures. Talk to Dr. Thomas Kauffman today about cosmetic dentistry, your goals for treatment and which options might be the best for improving the appearance of your smile.