In the past dental amalgam was used to repair most cavities. While the material is durable and effective at restoring decayed teeth, the silver color often poses a cosmetic concern. At Roam Dental, we are proud to offer tooth-colored fillings, a safe and aesthetically appealing restorative dentistry option. We are all about delivering beautiful, healthy, and functional smiles!
Why Would You Require a Dental Filling?
Unlike the rest of the body, decayed and damaged teeth can't heal on their own. A cavity left untreated can progress and lead to tooth enamel deterioration and tooth sensitivity. It can also lead to complications, requiring involved procedures, such as root canal therapy or even extraction.
Dental fillings do more than repair cavities. They can also restore broken, chipped, fractured, and worn teeth. That helps prevent further damage and restores the teeth to their health, form, and function.
What Are the Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings?
Tooth-colored fillings, also known as white or cosmetic fillings, are made of a composite material that we closely match to the color and appearance of your natural teeth. Even if you look closely, it's almost impossible to tell the restoration apart from your natural tooth enamel.
Composite fillings don't contain metal, eliminating the risk of metal allergies and lowering the risk of sensitivity and discomfort when exposed to hot and cold temperatures. Unlike silver amalgam fillings, these cosmetic restorations bond directly to the tooth surfaces. That helps fortify the tooth structure and restores 85 to 95 percent of the treated tooth's strength.
Composite resin fillings are considered conservative options for cavity repair because they do not require removing much of the natural tooth structure. Today's modern white fillings can successfully treat the front teeth or molars exposed to the highest chewing forces. They can last as long as silver fillings.
What Is the Tooth-Colored Filling Procedure?
After numbing the area using a local anesthetic, we will remove any decayed or damaged tooth structure and then shape the cavity and clean and sterilize it. We will place the filling material and shape it to resemble your natural tooth structure, and use a curing light to harden the filling material. We will make any needed adjustments then polish the restoration. You won’t be able to tell that you have a dental filling in place!
How Should You Care for Tooth-Colored Fillings?
Caring for a tooth with a filling is just like caring for a natural tooth. Make sure to maintain proper dental hygiene practices, including daily brushing and flossing. Don't forget to visit Roam Dental for your routine, twice-a-year dental exams and cleanings. Our team will monitor your oral health and make sure your restorations stay beautiful and functional.
Tooth-Colored Fillings Near Me
Contact Roam Dental in Shelby Township, MI, if you have a painful or damaged tooth. We will evaluate your unique condition and determine if a root canal is the best course of treatment for you. Dr. Barbu, our skilled and experienced dentist, is committed to ensuring our valued patients receive outstanding, gentle dental care. Contact us to request your appointment today!
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