Tooth-Colored Fillings – Weatherford, TX
Out of Sight, Peace of Mind for Teeth
Say goodbye to highly visible metal fillings and hello to seamless, tooth-colored fillings at Beacon Dentistry of Weatherford. Our composite fillings offer the perfect solution for discreet cavity treatment, providing both a beautiful look and durable functionality. With our advanced dental techniques and personalized care, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing your smile looks nice and natural.
Why Choose Beacon Dentistry of Weatherford for Tooth-Colored Fillings?
- Natural-Looking Dental Materials
- Covered By Many Dental Insurance Plans
- Fun-Loving And Experienced Dentists
What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?
Tooth-colored fillings, also known as composite fillings, are a popular alternative to traditional metal amalgam fillings. Made from dental-grade resin, these fillings offer several advantages, including:
- Seamless Appearance: Composite fillings are custom-matched to the shade of your natural teeth, making them nearly invisible.
- Minimal Tooth Preparation: Unlike amalgam fillings, composite fillings require minimal removal of healthy tooth structure, preserving your tooth's integrity.
- Versatile Application: Composite fillings are versatile and can be used to treat cavities, repair chipped or worn teeth, and even improve the appearance of discolored teeth.
The Process of Getting a Tooth-Colored Filling
The process for achieving a sterling smile with a tooth-colored filling is a simple one. In fact, it usually takes an hour or less!
- Local Anesthetic: It begins with a local anesthetic injected near the root of the affected tooth. This keeps you from feeling anything during the procedure.
- Removing Decay: Next, your dentist will carefully remove the decayed or chipped part of the tooth to make a clean surface.
- Tooth Sanitization: The tooth must then be sanitized with a special solution to keep it from getting infected.
- Composite Placement and Curing: Your dentist will then spread the putty-like resin over the area until the enamel is filled. Then, an ultraviolet curing light is applied to harden the resin in seconds.
- Cleanup and Polishing: Finally, your dentist will use their instruments to gently clean any rough edges and polish the tooth to a smooth and beautiful shine.
The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
Choosing tooth-colored fillings from Beacon Dentistry of Weatherford offers numerous benefits, including:
- Enhanced Aesthetics: Enjoy a natural-looking smile without the visibility of metal fillings. The Resin is matched to your natural tooth color for a seamless look.
- Improved Durability: Composite fillings are durable and resistant to wear, providing long-lasting results for up to 7 years. They also don’t expand and contract like metal fillings that can weaken the tooth over time.
- Ease of Care: There is no special care regimen for white fillings. Simply brush them along with your natural teeth as part of your regular dental hygiene routine.
- Minimized Tooth Sensitivity: Composite fillings bond directly to the tooth, reducing sensitivity and discomfort after the treatment.
- Conservative Treatment: Tooth-colored fillings preserve more of your natural tooth structure with minimally-invasive application, keeping your teeth strong.