Tooth-Colored Fillings in Point Pleasant
For many patients, preserving the natural look of their teeth is a priority. With tooth-colored fillings, you can restore your damaged tooth and maintain the natural look of your smile.
Most tooth-colored fillings are made with a composite resin that matches the color of their teeth. The composite quickly bonds to your tooth, making it an ideal option for a cavity filling. A benefit of tooth-colored fillings is that they require less of the unhealthy part of the tooth to be removed to seal to the tooth.
After removing the decay, your dentist will place an adhesive on the tooth, followed by thin layers of the composite. To harden the material, the dentist uses a special light. Though the hardening process is short, the overall process for tooth-colored fillings may take longer than other cavity procedures for the composite to properly bond. Most patients find the process to be well worth the wait to keep a natural and fresh looking smile.
Patients prefer the natural look and feel of composite fillings that last for an extended period. However, tooth-colored fillings are most helpful for patients who have endured minor tooth damage or decay. We desire to restore patients' teeth with a natural look whenever possible to help patients have a bright and confident smile.
Patients are encouraged to brush, floss, and rinse with mouth wash regularly to help prevent cavities over time. Overall, the brightest, natural-looking smile is a cavity-free smile.
If you feel you may be a candidate for tooth-colored fillings, please call our office to schedule an appointment. We look forward to the opportunity to assist you with restoring your bright, natural-looking smile for long term oral health.