Don’t let your fear of unsightly metal mouth keep you from getting your cavities filled. Restore the quality and health of your smile with tooth-colored fillings.
Cavities are a common dental problem that most people suffer from at some point in their lives. Patients have many options to choose from, including traditional amalgam (or silver) fillings, cast gold fillings, ceramic fillings and composite (or tooth-colored) fillings. At BridgeView Dental, our dentist specializes in tooth-colored fillings and recommends them for their durability and natural appearance.
You can receive tooth-colored fillings in just one appointment. Our dentist will remove the decayed portion of your tooth and then fill the cavity in the same visit. Depending on your case, receiving a filling only takes an hour.
Unlike traditional silver fillings, tooth-colored fillings are made from a special composite resin. The resin is made of plastics and glass particles and can be shaded to match the surrounding tooth structure. This makes tooth-colored fillings perfect for repairing front teeth or other visible parts of teeth. The tooth-colored resin can also be used to repair chipped, broken or worn-down teeth, restoring the look of your smile without the need for noticeable and unattractive silver fillings.
Our dentist recommends tooth-colored fillings for their other advantages. The composite resin used in the application of tooth-colored fillings chemically bonds to the tooth structure, supporting and strengthening the rest of your remaining tooth. Tooth-colored fillings also require less of your tooth material to be removed during preparation, meaning you can keep more of your natural tooth compared to silver fillings.
Tooth-colored fillings can be cared for with proper at-home dental hygiene. Brush and floss your teeth as recommended by our dentist and your fillings will last five years or longer. If you experience any chipping, the composite resin can easily be reapplied, making maintenance simple and painless.
Don’t let your fear of dental repair keep you from getting the care you need! For tooth-colored fillings in Austin, we have you covered. Call us at (512) 265-5818 today to schedule an appointment. We also offer sedation dentistry options to make your experience as comfortable as possible!