About Tooth-Colored Fillings
Dental cavities are a common problem that happens when bacteria wear down your dental enamel. In the past, patients received fillings made from amalgam materials, like silver or mercury. Now we know that amalgam fillings do not fuse well with the teeth and mercury is hazardous to your general health. At Complete Family Dentistry in Wellsboro, PA, we proudly offer prosthodontic services to our community. We provide tooth-colored fillings made from a composite resin to fill and protect cavities. If needed, we can remove old metal fillings and apply composite resin fillings for a safer and more attractive treatment for cavities.
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Are Tooth-Colored Fillings Right For You?
After cleaning out the decay from your tooth, the composite resin tooth-colored fillings seal and protect the enamel. Composite resin is a useful material that can be used to treat other problems with your teeth, such as chips or excessive wear on the enamel by bruxism (teeth grinding). Since the composite resin is tinted to match your teeth, you can receive tooth-colored fillings on the front and back teeth for a seamless appearance. If you have metal fillings, please talk with us about getting them replaced with composite resin.
What To Expect
Getting a filling at Complete Family Dentistry is usually a simple process. The area surrounding the cavity is numbed with a local anesthetic to help you feel comfortable throughout the procedure. If you have any dental fears or anxieties, we can provide nitrous oxide to help you stay relaxed during the treatment. After numbing your mouth, one of our team members will remove the affected enamel with a unique dental drill. We select the type of drill based on the location of the cavity and the amount of decay. Once we treat the enamel and clean the tooth, we fill the tooth with composite material and set it with a special light. We will smooth the composite resin so it matches your other teeth.
Once we complete your tooth-colored filling, you can resume your day, but you may notice some sensitivity to hot and cold foods and beverages for around 1 – 3 days. You may use nonprescription pain medicine to address discomfort; however, you should not experience any significant problems. If your filling seems too high or uneven, please contact our office. You can protect your tooth-colored filling with proper brushing and flossing. At your annual dental examination, we will assess your filling to determine if it needs replacing or repairing.
Learn More About Tooth-Colored Fillings
Cavities may start as a small problem, but you should have them fixed before they become a bigger problem. At Complete Family Dentistry in Wellsboro, PA, we can generally address small areas of tooth decay with dental fillings. We match the color of your teeth so you can have a healthy, attractive smile. If you suspect you or your child have tooth decay, please contact us to make an appointment.