Make Cavities Disappear with Tooth-Colored Fillings
Tooth-colored fillings can treat cavities while retaining the healthy, natural appearance of the teeth they restore. The restorations are made from a composite of acrylic and glass-like particles that can be tinted to match the unique color and shade of your teeth. Because of its discreet appearance and ability to bond to tooth structure, tooth-colored composite resin is often preferred over metal.
A Cosmetic and Restorative Solution
A cavity is a hole that forms and spreads as tooth decay advances through your tooth. A dental filling works by replacing the tooth structure that you have lost due to decay. After thoroughly cleaning the cavity of bacteria and infected tooth tissue, Dr. Vahadi can apply the custom-tinted composite resin as a liquid so it can conform to the cavity’s shape. Then, he will cure the resin to harden it into a durable, lifelike restoration.
Because composite resin possesses the ability to blend in and adhere to tooth structure it is a viable cosmetic treatment, often referred to as dental bonding. When teeth are too stained for teeth whitening, chipped, worn, or oddly spaced, dental bonding can provide a minimally-invasive solution to improve their appearance.
The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
Detecting and treating a cavity early with a tooth-colored filling can provide a number of dental health benefits, including:
- Indiscernible from your natural tooth so you don’t have to worry that your filling is noticeable
- No risks associated with composite resin
- Improved function, since the resin can be securely bonded to your tooth’s surface
- Reduced risks of needing root canal therapy or tooth extraction by effectively stopping tooth decay