Tooth-Colored Fillings - Savannah, GA
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Have you ever experienced tooth pain or sensitivity? It could be due to an untreated cavity. Teeth that have been damaged by other means, such as forced trauma, may also require repair with tooth-colored fillings. If your tooth is cracked or feeling rough, or if you notice dark spots developing on your tooth, it may be time to call our dental office. Dr. Fana will examine your tooth and confirm if a tooth-colored filling is the best next step. Our advanced dental technology and digital X-rays will help us confirm the extent of the damage and better determine which treatment will best meet your restorative needs.
Why Choose Compass Dental for Dental Fillings?
- Durable Metal-Free Restorations
- Over 20 Years of Dental Experience
- Caring and Friendly Dentist and Team
What are Tooth-Colored Fillings?
Tooth-colored fillings are a simple type of dental restoration typically used to repair cavities. Some patients might remember a time when fillings were made out of dark-colored metals. Nowadays, tooth-colored fillings are more common; they consist of composite resin, a material that can match the color of teeth so well that it can be made to look like a natural part of your enamel.
The Process of Getting a Tooth-Colored Filling
First, our team will need to take a look at the tooth in question. We will need to determine what sort of damage has occurred and how severe it is before determining whether a tooth-colored filling is a viable option.
If you are a candidate for a filling, you will often be able to have it placed in a single appointment. We will begin by numbing the intended treatment area and removing the decayed portion of the tooth. After making the required preparations, we can move forward with the process of applying the composite resin, which will be shaded so that it can blend in with your enamel. With the help of an ultraviolet curing light, we can harden the composite resin right away.
The filling will be applied in layers. Once the final layer is in place, we may need to do a bit of sculpting to ensure that the restoration looks natural. Then all that’s left is to polish the tooth.
The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
With a tooth-colored filling, our team can get your oral health back on track while also making sure that you still have a dazzling smile to show the world. There are several reasons why tooth-colored fillings are so beneficial when it comes to treating cavities:
- They are very lifelike, to the point that the average person won’t even realize that you have a filling.
- They are less likely to damage the tooth. Metal fillings often expand or contract in response to temperature changes, but tooth-colored fillings will stay the same size.
- They can last for around 7 to 10 years at a time, making them a durable option when it comes to repairing teeth.
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