In years past, cavities were traditionally filled with a combination of metal materials. Unfortunately, these shiny silver fillings are quite noticeable and can even damage your teeth in the long run. Thankfully, we offer metal-free solutions for repairing cavities in the form of tooth-colored fillings. This treatment offers a safe, esthetically pleasing way to get your oral health back on track. If you or a loved one has a cavity, don’t hesitate to contact our Millersville dentist and team right away!
Tooth-colored fillings are typically crafted from composite resin. This putty-like material is made of plastic, ceramics, and glass to give these fillings an incredibly life-like appearance. However, they’re also durable enough to withstand the pressure of talking and chewing, so they can be used to fill small to medium cavities in both the front and back of the mouth. Unlike amalgam (silver) fillings, they can be shaded to match the exact color of your natural teeth, allowing them to blend into your smile seamlessly.
In almost every case, tooth-colored fillings can be placed in a single, easy visit. To ensure you’re as comfortable as possible throughout the entire treatment, your Severna Park dentist will completely numb the area. Next, the tooth is thoroughly cleaned and the decayed portions are removed. Then, a special solution is applied to the area where your filling will go to help the bonding process.
Once the perfect shade of your tooth-colored filling has been created, the composite resin is applied and shaped onto the prepared tooth. Once its been carefully sculpted into place, its hardened by a special curing light. After your tooth-colored filling has been smoothed and polished, you’re ready to enjoy your beautiful, healthy smile!
Metal-free tooth-colored fillings are popular among both patients and dentists alike when it comes to treating cavities. These composite resin fillings offer a variety of advantages over amalgam fillings, like:
Do you have a cavity that needs to be treated? Are you interested in replacing your amalgam fillings with metal-free ones? Give us a call today to repair your smile with tooth-colored fillings in Millersville!