According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, tooth
decay continues to be the most prevalent chronic disease in children and
adults alike. If left untreated, the damage can spread, wreaking havoc on your
oral and overall health. Fortunately, our team can intervene in the early
stages with tooth-colored fillings. By using a biocompatible resin that
matches the shade of your existing enamel, we can discreetly restore the look
and function of your teeth! Keep reading to learn more, or get in touch with
our team to schedule your appointment.
What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?
Traditionally, fillings were comprised of a mixture of metals. Although
effective, the high mercury content and dark-colored spots they left behind
left much to be desired. Fortunately, patients today can opt for
tooth-colored alternatives, which are equally as effective but don’t
draw attention to your treatment. Plus, they preserve more of your natural
tooth’s structure and avoid the unpleasant side effects of metal
fillings, like dental sensitivity.
How Do Tooth-Colored Fillings Work?
Tooth-colored fillings are designed to restore the look and function of a
damaged tooth, preventing further damage to your oral health in the process.
To accomplish this, the first step is to remove the decayed portion of your
tooth. From there, a meticulously matched composite resin is placed over the
area and sculpted to restore the tooth’s shape. Next, we will make any
final adjustments, ensure your bite feels comfortable, and clean the area.
It’s that simple!
Do I Need a Tooth-Colored Filling?
If you are struggling with oral pain when you bite down or have begun to
notice some unusual discoloration, then you may have a cavity and need a
tooth-colored filling. The best way to find out is to schedule an
Dr. Parét. Even if your bi-yearly appointment is a few months away, coming in when
you first notice these symptoms could mean the difference between a simple
filling or a dental crown.
The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
Tooth-colored fillings continue to be one of the most popular restorative
dentistry treatments available today, and it’s not hard to see why!
This tooth-saving treatment comes with a number of benefits, including:
- Seamless restoration of the look and function of your teeth.
- Mercury-free treatment.
- Longevity (can last 10+ years with proper care).
- Less invasive approach.
- Durability, ensuring you can eat all your favorite foods.
- Quick and easy procedure.