Modern dental materials and technologies continuously offer new ways to create aesthetically pleasing and natural-looking teeth. Today, patients and dentists alike prefer tooth-colored fillings to protect teeth against cavities and enhance their appearance.
Parks Family Dental uses tooth-colored fillings to repair and seal patients’ teeth so they can enjoy a lifetime of functional, attractive smiles.
What Is a Tooth-Colored Filling?
Our team at Parks Family Dental creates A tooth-colored filling from a biocompatible composite resin that mimics your tooth’s natural hue. Cavities are no match for our tooth-colored fillings. Not only do these fillings blend in with your natural teeth, but they are also durable and reliable.
Unlike silver amalgam fillings, tooth-colored fillings do not leave behind dark traces or lines on the gums or around the teeth.
The Tooth-Colored Filling Process
Before we place the white composite filling, we make sure you are comfortable and relaxed, and we numb the area so you don’t experience pain. We then gently clean and prepare the tooth to receive the filling. Once we remove the decay and clean the tooth, we isolate it so that your saliva doesn’t interfere with the filling during application.
Your dentist carefully applies an adhesive to the tooth, followed by multiple thin layers of composite. Composite fillings bond directly to the tooth, which helps preserve your natural tooth’s structure. When the filling is in place, your dentist cures it with a special light, which hardens it and ensures it remains stable and robust.
The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
1. It’s a fast and painless treatment.
This quick and stress-free treatment usually takes less than an hour to treat one or two cavities. Of course, this depends on each patient’s situation, but applying tooth-colored fillings is relatively speedy and straightforward.
Before we treat the tooth, we numb the area so you don’t feel any pain. We also offer mild sedation, neck pillows, relaxing music, and more to ensure you remain comfortable.
2. They preserve more of the tooth’s natural structure.
Another benefit of tooth-colored fillings is that they are a conservative treatment that preserves more of the tooth’s natural structure than metal fillings.
3. They are metal-free.
Tooth-colored fillings do not contain any metal, making them an ideal option for many of our patients. Different types of fillings, like amalgam or gold fillings, contain materials many patients don't want in their mouth.
4. They are long-lasting and reliable.
If you care for your teeth and gums, your composite resin fillings can last for 10 years or more.
5. They are attractive and discreet.
Unlike metal fillings, tooth-colored fillings blend in with your surrounding teeth so no one can tell you have had dental work. Only you and your dentist will know!
Contact Your Mauldin Dentist Today
Do you need a dental filling but worry about any dark traces it may leave behind? With tooth-colored fillings, you never have to deal with shadows on your gumline from metal fillings.
Parks Family Dental is committed to giving you the best treatment options available, with the most advanced materials in modern dentistry. We can treat tooth decay using various dental treatments, including tooth-colored fillings, and we can help you maintain your oral health.
If you have a cavity that needs repair, please get in touch with us today to schedule your dental appointment.