Tooth-colored fillings are also known as resin composite fillings. They match the color of your natural teeth. Due to their natural appearance, tooth-colored fillings are growing in popularity.
Am I a good candidate for tooth-colored fillings?
Tooth-colored fillings are best for small to medium-sized cavities. They are a great choice for people who prefer more natural looking dental restorations.
What are the benefits of tooth-colored fillings?
Tooth-colored fillings are a great option for both front and back teeth. Perhaps their greatest benefit is their ability to blend in well with the surrounding teeth. In many cases, the filling is nearly invisible! In addition to restoring cavities, tooth-colored fillings can be used to fix chipped, broken or worn teeth.
How are tooth-colored fillings placed?
Composite fillings usually only require one office visit. First, the tooth will be numbed to make your dental visit as comfortable as possible. Next, the decayed portion of the tooth will be removed. The area will then be cleaned in order to prepare for the new filling. We will then place the filling, shape and polish it.
You may have some sensitivity to cold and hot beverages initially after treatment. However, this will typically go away within a few weeks. Practicing good oral hygiene habits, like regular brushing and flossing, will help your fillings last for a long time. Maintaining your regular dental exams with our office will ensure your fillings last for years to come.