It's everyone's dream to have natural pearl-like healthy teeth, right? Unfortunately, not all are lucky enough to have them. Today, the number of people with tooth cavities and decay is shown to be increasing. But no worries, tooth-colored fillings are here to help you out.
What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?
Tooth-colored fillings, also known as composite resin fillings, are natural-looking tooth fillings used to fill up tooth cavities. They are made using a mixture of glass or quartz particles, resin, and binding ingredients.
Tooth-Colored Filling Procedure
To begin, the dentist will numb the specific area using local anesthesia. Then, using a drill or an air abrasion instrument, the decayed part of the tooth is removed. To make sure that all decay is removed, a probe test is conducted.
Next, the cavity is cleaned thoroughly, eliminating all the bacteria and debris inside it. If the decayed part is adjacent to the tooth root, the dentist will put a glass ionomer composite resin liner to keep the nerves from being affected.
After that, the composite resin filling is placed in layers and hardened using a special light. In the last step, the extra composite, if any, is trimmed off and the tooth is polished to get the desired natural look.
As with any other dental procedure, you need to make regular dental visits and follow proper dental care practices at home to get the best and long-term results.
Benefits of Getting Tooth-Colored Filling
Let's discuss some of the reasons why tooth-colored fillings are more recommended than similar filling materials.
- Durable and Natural-Looking
These fillings are highly durable and could last for around ten years or more with the right care. Also, as the name suggests, it will look and function like natural teeth.
- Quick and Painless Procedure
Placing tooth-colored fillings will only take around one hour, which makes it one of the fastest dental treatments. Also, the dentist will give you local sedatives so that you won't feel any pain during the whole procedure.
- Improves the Teeth Structure
It fills up the hollow part inside your tooth structure caused by tooth decay, strengthening its structure. Also, it is efficient in the treatment of fractured teeth.
Schedule a consultation with our team by calling the Infinity Dental office or by contacting us online to know more about tooth-colored fillings. We would be happy to help.