Have you ever seen someone with a metal filling? This used to be the only way to treat cavities in the past. However, with modern dental technology, our team at Healthy Smiles Dental Care can repair your pearly whites with tooth-colored fillings instead! Not only will this restore your pearly whites, but you’ll be free to show off a smile that looks and feels completely natural. Keep reading to learn more about this restorative treatment, or give us a call today to schedule your appointment.
In the past, dentists used to repair cavities with amalgam to restore a tooth. Today, dentists can use tooth-colored composite resin to fix the situation. This method is considered more effective, safer, and better looking when restoring a tooth affected by decay. Since the material is biocompatible, it typically bonds seamlessly with your natural pearly whites, meaning you can expect a long-lasting solution while maintaining the natural look and function of your teeth. These fillings are also specifically color-matched to fit the rest of your smile, so most people won’t even be able to tell the difference!
Tooth-colored fillings can often be placed in only a single appointment. The first step is to completely numb the area of your mouth that your dentist will be working on with a local anesthetic. This means you won’t expect to feel much pain throughout your visit. Once your dentist has confirmed that you’re comfortable and safe, they’ll remove the decayed parts of your tooth. They’ll then select a color of composite resin that will blend well with your tooth, apply it, and then mold it to the proper shape and size. The final steps involve making small adjustments and polishing the results before sending you on your way to enjoy your restored tooth.
Repairing a decayed tooth with tooth-colored fillings comes with many advantages, such as: