When decay strikes, you need to fight back quickly to avoid more complex problems. Dental fillings are one of the most common restorations performed, and require the removal of tooth decay and damage.
In our office, we use tooth-colored composite fillings, which are considered safer and more aesthetically pleasing than traditional silver amalgam fillings.
Our skilled dentists will precisely match the composite material to the natural color of your teeth, rendering the restoration virtually undetectable.
Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
While research is still out about the safety of silver amalgam fillings, composite fillings are considered the better alternative for their non-toxic ingredients and durability. Tooth-colored dental fillings:
Restore and strengthen teeth
Don’t expand or cause breakage during temperature changes
Are more attractive and unnoticeable
Require less removal of natural enamel
Are appropriate for front or back teeth
Can withstand moderate pressure from biting/chewing
Depending on the area of decay, you may not even need an anesthetic. But don’t worry – that doesn’t mean you’ll feel any pain. In fact, the whole point of a filling is to restore the health of the tooth and eliminate pain and sensitivity caused by decay.
These fillings are chemically bonded to the teeth, which allows them to cure in seconds. Our dentists shape the composite to fit the natural look of your tooth, and help retain your bite. In no time, you’ll be back to using your teeth like normal, and your new cavity-free smile will thank you.
Need a filling? Eliminate pain and restore the health of your tooth with tooth-colored fillings.
Schedule an appointment: (618) 263-6555.