The Benefit Of Tooth-Colored Fillings
Tooth-colored fillings are made out of quality materials that look natural.
Tooth-colored fillings are designed to look and feel natural, as well as to restore your tooth’s original function. These fillings blend in easily with surrounding teeth for the most undetectable and safe repair of cavities, gaps, and cracks that often occur.
More importantly, the restoring properties of these fillings provide remarkable tooth strength by restoring weak enamel and remineralizing natural tooth tissue. It's also an effective treatment to prevent further tooth decay or damage.
What Are Composite Resin Tooth-Colored Fillings?
The composite resin filling has been a revolutionary invention in the history of dentistry. It combines the greatest benefits of all the original filling materials and is ideal for almost any type of tooth. Before the composite filling, people would repair their broken teeth by placing a metal filling. Nowadays, the natural look of composite resin fillings has become a common practice.
Made from the composition of glass and acrylic, this type of filling has a putty-like consistency, which is placed on the weak area of the tooth to restore it to its original form. Once placed, the filling is cured to achieve the natural tone to bring an aesthetically pleasing smile. Today, the method of composite resin fillings is one of the most sophisticated and advanced dental treatments. It is simple, fast, and able to repair any type of tooth. It is also designed to be durable and look natural.
Old Silver Metal Fillings
New Composite Resin Tooth-Colored Fillings
Tooth-colored fillings are suitable for various kinds of dental situations when the damage to the tooth is less than 50%. Here are a few signs to look for that may indicate the need for tooth-colored fillings:
- Pain when chewing or biting.
- Sudden sensitivity to hot or cold drinks and food.
- Broken or decayed enamel.
- Brown staining or chipping of your teeth.
The Tooth-Colored Filling Procedure
If you want that beautiful smile without going through unnecessary discomfort, it's time to think about our tooth-colored filling procedure.
- After opening your mouth, Dr. White will diagnose the teeth that are damaged and determine whether you will need a filling or a root canal treatment or tooth extraction.
- After Dr. White has determined which is best, you will be set up with an anesthetic to keep you comfortable during the filling treatment. Once the area is numb, you will be provided with a protective sheet on the cheek to minimize any saliva contact with the area where the filling will be placed.
- While Dr. White performs his work, you can relax in the dental chair and just close your eyes which will prevent the need for additional anesthesia.
- It'll take only a few minutes to put the composite resin filling onto your teeth.
- Once the filling has been placed, it'll be cured with a special light. Once the curing is complete, your beautiful smile will be restored.
- There is no need for further treatment.
Maintaining Your Tooth-Colored Filling With Care
Just like your own teeth can't clean themselves, the composite resin can stain and discolor over time. Here are a few tips to help you preserve your beautiful natural teeth and maintain your good oral health.
For the best results:
- Brush your teeth with toothpaste after each meal.
- Make sure that you brush and floss your teeth regularly.
- Use toothpicks to get into the back teeth.
- Avoid drinking from your soft-drink can. The acid from the drink can erode the composite fillings.
- If you smoke, stop immediately.
- Be careful with sports/activities that can harm your teeth and tooth-colored fillings, including racing bikes, riding a horse, or playing basketball or a similar sport. Wear a custom mouthguard.
Restorative And Cosmetic Benefits Of Composite Tooth-Colored Filling
For your cavities and broken teeth, it's no surprise that composite resin fillings have become one of the common choices for repairing damaged teeth.
They provide lasting results without undergoing complex treatments.
They restore structural integrity to weakened enamel.
They blend naturally with your other teeth.
Composite resin doesn't include mercury or other heavy metals.
- They cover not only cavities but also cracks in your teeth.
Restored With Composite Tooth-Colored Fillings
The Best Tooth-Colored Fillings In Chattanooga
Tooth-colored fillings have become one of the most popular methods for making your teeth more attractive and maintaining good oral health. Dr. White at Dentist Chattanooga is proud to provide the best quality of tooth-colored fillings to patients in the Chattanooga area.
To set up a free tooth-colored fillings consultation with Dr. White, simply fill out the form below or give us a call and one of our dental assistants will be in contact with you very soon.