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By Blome Family Dentistry
September 16, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Fillings  

Dental fillings in Lincoln, NE,  can save your smile.

Cavities are a common dental problem. The good news is, a dental filling can restore your tooth to its normal function, giving you the chewing strength you’ve been missing. A dental filling can also restore the natural beauty of your tooth. Dr. Greg Blome and Dr. Sara Wubbels at Blome Family Dentistry provide a wide range of dental services, including dental fillings in Lincoln, NE, to save your smile.

Having a cavity is the number one reason why you might need a dental filling, but there are other reasons too. You might need a filling if your tooth is:

  • Worn down from aging
  • Abraded from chewing on hard objects
  • Eroded from eating and drinking acidic foods and beverages
  • Weakened from large previous fillings

Teeth are normally very strong, but they can be weakened, making them prone to fracture. A dental filling can strengthen your tooth.

Tooth-colored fillings use a unique resin material known as composite. Composite is the most popular filling material because it offers many important advantages, including:

  • A natural look that blends in with your smile- composite can be matched to the shade of your existing teeth.
  • A metal-free alternative
  • A strong bond

If you have a cavity, you need a filling to protect your tooth. Your family dentists can repair your smile with tooth-colored fillings.

To learn more about how dental fillings in Lincoln, NE, can save your smile and restore chewing function, call Dr. Blome and Dr. Wubbels of Blome Family Dentistry at (402) 483-7000 today!

By Blome Family Dentistry
September 23, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Fillings   White Fillings  

For decades, tooth decay has been repaired and filled up using silver-colored fillings, or what is known as amalgam. If this is the case, why should you go white fillings to restore your smile? Here at Blome Family Dentistry in Lincoln, NE, Dr. Greg Blome and Dr. Sara Wubbels, regularly uses white fillings for restoring damaged teeth. Find out why below.

Composite Fillings

White composite fillings are the result of combining ceramic and resin. If you are after restoring your smile, they can prove to be a great choice. The white composite filling can bond to all sides of the tooth that is being restored. This results in having a tighter seal that will structurally strengthen the tooth and make it healthier. The more structurally sound the tooth is, the longer the tooth restoration procedure lasts.

The blend of small glass particles mixed with plastics creates an excellent material for repairing tooth cavities. The white color also makes it easier to blend it with your natural teeth and shape the restored tooth if necessary.

Aside from easily matching the color of your natural teeth, white composite fillings also hide the fact that you had undergone tooth restoration. The strength achieved by bonding with the tooth enamel also increases its resistance to the usual wear that our teeth go through.

Perhaps, one of the biggest benefits that come with choosing white dental fillings is that they can be prepared in smaller portions. Simply put, it translates to the preservation of the structure of your remaining natural tooth. After the white dental filling has successfully bonded to the tooth, it will continue to support the structure and keep it strong so that you can confidently flash your winning smile every time.

Interested in White Dental Fillings? Contact Us

Dial (402) 483-7000 to schedule an assessment with your dentist here at Blome Family Dentistry in Lincoln, NE, Dr. Greg Blome or Dr. Sara Wubbels, today.

By Blome Family Dental
January 17, 2017
Category: dental procedures

Dental fillings are used to fill in the cavities that result from tooth decay. Your family dentists in Lincoln, NE Dr. Greg Blome and Dr. Sara fillingsWubbles, can let you know if any of your teeth need new or replacement dental fillings. Below are the answers to some frequently asked questions about dental fillings.

Why do I need a dental filling?

Dental fillings are used to fill in the empty cavity formed by tooth decay. After the decayed area inside the tooth has been removed and cleaned out, the dentist will fill in the space with a dental filling. The filling prevents additional decay from developing. 

What are some signs that my fillings need to be replaced?

Dental fillings can last for years. Individuals who have had cavities filled as children, for instance, can still have those same fillings in adulthood. However, at some point, dental fillings can begin to fail after years of wear and tear from biting, chewing and drinking. Signs that your dental fillings should be replaced include soreness, decay or a crack in the tooth containing the filling. A dental filling should also be replaced if they have come loose and are no longer properly supported by the tooth containing it.

What are composite fillings?

Composite fillings differ slightly from traditional amalgam fillings. Whereas amalgam fillings tend to look silver in color, composite fillings match your natural tooth color. Composite fillings are made from a sturdy plastic resin material. Many patients prefer the composite fillings, particularly for filling in teeth in the front of the mouth, since they do blend in with your natural teeth.

Dental fillings are an effective way to fill in the cavities left behind by tooth decay. Fillings help keep your teeth strong and prevent decay from spreading. The friendly dentists at Blome Family Dentistry in Lincoln, NE can give you a thorough dental exam and let you know if you need any fillings. To schedule a dental checkup, call Blome Family Dentistry at (402) 483-7000.

By Blome Family Dentistry
December 01, 2015
Category: dental procedures
Tags: Fillings  

The ultimate goal of preventative dentistry is to help you keep your teeth and avoid tooth loss due to decay. One way to restore a partially decayed tooth and ensure that it will be protected from future damage is to have it shored up with a dental filling. This is a service offered at Blome Family Dentistry in Lincoln, NE. Learn more about how fillings can help restore your teeth to their normal function.

What Are Fillings?
As the name suggests, a dental filling is a way to fill in a damaged tooth. The dentist uses a paste-like material to repair the tooth then cures it until it hardens. Fillings are made of a variety of materials, including amalgam, composite resin, ceramic, porcelain and gold. Composite resin or porcelain fillings are often preferred because they are tooth-colored and can only be detected by an X-ray.

Purposes of Fillings
There are a number of reasons why your Lincoln dentist might use fillings. The first reason is to fill in cavities, which are small holes that can form in the crevices of the teeth. Cavities can grow into bad tooth infections if they’re not cleaned and repaired promptly—fillings provide protection. A filling might also be used to quickly fix a broken or chipped tooth, which often occurs due to an injury. Finally, filling material can be added to the surfaces around the teeth so that they are better formed and more attractive. In all cases, fillings help restore your teeth to their normal function.

The Normal Function of Your Teeth...
Some patients are so used to the discomfort that they feel when they’re eating or biting down that they aren’t sure what normal function is for their teeth anymore. The main function of your teeth is to thoroughly chew your food so that it can be properly digested. Another function is to give you a confident and attractive smile. If you’re feeling pain that prevents you from enjoying your food, or your teeth aren’t strong enough to function properly, or you’re embarrassed about your smile, a filling just might be the ideal solution.

Have Your Teeth Restored with Fillings
Whether you think you may have cavities or you want to improve the shape of your teeth, you can benefit from fillings. Call Blome Family Dentistry in Lincoln, NE at 402-483-7000 today to schedule an exam.