Tooth-Colored Fillings – Dallas, TX
Flawless Repair for Decayed Teeth
Despite your best efforts, there’s always a chance you’ll suffer tooth decay or cavities. After all, even the best brushers and flossers get them on occasion. That said, you don’t have to rely on flashy metal fillings to solve such dental damage. Unlike in the past, you can opt for tooth-colored fillings in Dallas! This treatment from Skillman Family Dentistry will make your smile look and feel amazing. To learn more about them, just keep reading or book a visit with our own Dr. Henry!
What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?
Put simply, fillings are materials used to repair or restore teeth. Not only do they fix decayed tooth structures, but they also keep your pearly whites healthier overall.
As you can imagine, tooth-colored fillings are those that match your enamel’s shade. Dental labs make them from composite resin — a mixture of ultra-fine plastic and glass particles. As such, they have no metal and are considered safer than metallic alternatives. In particular, they won’t cause the sorts of allergies triggered by silver amalgam or gold fillings.
Naturally, tooth-colored fillings in Dallas are famous for their looks. They can be shaded to your surrounding teeth’s color, so a treated tooth will look like it never even had a cavity.
The Process of Getting a Tooth-Colored Filling
In most cases, a patient can get a tooth-colored filling in just one dental visit. The process often only takes an hour or so.
Receiving a filling involves various steps. For starters, Dr. Henry will numb your mouth so treatment doesn’t cause pain or discomfort. He’ll then remove your tooth’s decayed enamel and clean out its innards. Once this sanitizing is done, Dr. Henry will apply the composite resin to your tooth in layers. This application will go on until your lost enamel is essentially restored.
With the filling placed, our team will add the final touches. Specifically, we’ll harden the resin layers with an ultraviolet curing light and trim off their excess. The last thing is a polish that will make your tooth look brand new!
The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
Tooth-colored fillings have a wide variety of perks. These benefits include the following:
- Lifelike Results: These fillings use custom-shaded resin, ensuring they blend seamlessly with other teeth. Plus, they won’t cause the surrounding area to look grayer over time.
- Stabler Attachment: Unlike metal amalgam fillings, tooth-colored ones bond directly to the tooth. It thus attaches more stably and is less likely to wash or rub off.
- More Preserved Structure: Tooth-colored fillings remove less enamel than metal ones, leaving more of your tooth’s structure intact.
- High Durability: If you maintain them well, tooth-colored fillings can last ten years or more. Better yet, that maintenance only requires basic brushing, flossing, and dental checkups.