Tooth decay is one of the most common oral diseases affecting smiles in children and adults. At Dental Zone we offer tooth-colored fillings that match your smile.
Composite Resin Fillings
Tooth-colored fillings have been around for decades, but have gained popularity over the past 25 years as their durability is now very similar to that of amalgam (silver) fillings. Made from tiny ceramic or glass particles and BPA-free fillers, dental composites cure instantly when exposed to special polymerization light.
Dental Decay and Fillings
Tooth decay occurs when bacteria soften the outside of the hard enamel and open the softer dentin on the inside to bacteria and tooth decay. Tooth decay usually doesn’t cause pain until it approaches the nerve deep inside the tooth. We recommend regular dental x-rays to check for signs of tooth decay before a painful infection develops.
Treating tooth decay early usually means less invasive and complex treatment.
Before starting treatment, Dr. Suman Reddy will make sure your tooth is numb so that your procedure is completely comfortable. In the case of particularly small fillings, the teeth may not even need to be anesthetized, as they only hit the surface of the tooth.
We discuss your options and even offer nitrous oxide, which is generally safe for adults and children.
After gently removing caries, Dr. Suman Reddy pre-applied the tooth with a bonding agent to fix the filling. Then apply the composite layer by layer and cure it with a curing light. Once you’ve filled the tooth, Dr. Suman Reddy polish it and shape it so that it fits your tooth structure perfectly.
Advantages of tooth-colored fillings
Composite fillings have several advantages over amalgam fillings.
- Natural appearance
- No mercury
- No metal components
Composite fillings require the removal of less healthy tooth structures as they adhere directly to the teeth. It will keep a healthier tooth intact.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
In addition to treating tooth decay, the composite offers an inexpensive way of making small changes to teeth.
- Filling of small chips
- Bridging the tight gaps
- Teeth Reshape
- Cover up the discoloration
Cosmetic bonding complements the existing tooth structure and does not require a dental laboratory, making it an affordable and conservative way to get cosmetic dentistry that enhances your smile.
Teeth Whitening and Fillings
By matching the teeth and the composite resin, Dr. Suman Reddy will choose the color that comes closest to your teeth. If you want a whiter smile, it is a good idea to whiten your teeth first, as whitening treatments will not change the color of your filling or bond.
If you are interested in tooth-colored fillings at Dental Zone. Get the appointment using the contact form or call us directly to schedule an appointment.