Whenever you smile, talk, or laugh, the last thing you want is for others to notice that you have a large spot in your grin thanks to a metal filling. While metal fillings used to be considered the gold standard for cavity repair, dentists have recently discovered the benefits of using a material called composite resin instead. These tooth-colored fillings offer an excellent alternative to traditional metal fillings since they blend in with your existing enamel for seamless smile restoration. Keep reading to learn more about tooth-colored fillings and how we can restore your smile without bringing attention to it.
Instead of using meta amalgam, tooth-colored fillings are made of composite resin, which contains silicon dioxide and fine glass particles. This chemical makeup makes it better able to blend in with your natural tooth structure. It can be color-matched to the exact shade of your enamel so that no one has to know that you ever had a cavity.
To begin the tooth-colored fillings procedure, either Dr. Friedland or Dr. Kushner will administer a local anesthetic to ensure your mouth is numb and you won’t experience any discomfort during treatment. The decayed portions of your tooth are removed, and the area is thoroughly sterilized. We will then apply the composite resin to your tooth in layers until the cavity is all filled up, making adjustments as we go to make sure the filling looks and feel just like your natural tooth. Lastly, we’ll polish your tooth to make sure it shines as brightly as possible.
The most apparent advantage of tooth-colored fillings is their remarkable ability to seamlessly fit within your smile. However, they also offer other benefits, such as:
Do you have a noticeable cavity you need filled? Do you have a metal filling that you’d like to get replaced with a tooth-colored alternative? Whatever the case may be, simply contact us to schedule your appointment. Let us seamlessly restore your smile!