What Are Tooth Colored Dental Fillings?
Tooth Colored Dental Fillings are made of composite resins that are designed to match the color of the patients existing teeth. They are now being used more than the metal amalgams once a mainstay of dentist’s because they are hidden and blend in so they are more cosmetically pleasing. Tooth colored fillings can be used on either the front or back teeth because they are strong and can withstand the stress of chewing.
What do tooth colored fillings look like?
Tooth Colored Dental Fillings contribute to the perfect smile by providing a restorative solution which closely matches the natural tooth color of your teeth. See how Tooth Colored Dental Fillings can enhance your smile and blend perfectly.
Tooth Colored Dental fillings also known as composite resin dental fillings are used to fill and seal a tooth after the dentist has removed tooth decay. Tooth Colored dental fillings are often color-matched composite resin materials which preserve function and enhance cosmetic results. Dental fillings preserve the natural existing structure of the tooth and prevent against further loss of tooth structure due to decay.
What is the procedure for Tooth Colored Dental Fillings?
Dr. Gomez will discuss with you the options that are available to you when treating a tooth with a cavity once you both have discussed the options and have decided on the treatment the dental procedure will begin. Dr. Gomez will begin by using a local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth to be filled. Next the using a dental drill he will remove the decayed area. He will then ensure that all decay has been removed and the area cleaned. The tooth colored resin will be applied in layers matching the contures of the tooth and then using a special light will cure and harden the filling. Once the layering is completed and hardened the filling is shaped and trimmed of any excess. Finally the filling is polished to match the enamel of the tooth.
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