What are tooth-colored fillings?
When bacteria attack your dental enamel, it can cause dental cavities. In the beginning, amalgam was used to fill cavities. This combination of silver and mercury didn't usually fully adhere to the teeth and metals, like mercury, can be dangerous to your health. At Sunshine Dental in Corona, CA, our dentists use tooth-colored fillings made from a composite resin to fill and protect cavities. Our team is also equipped to take out the old metal fillings and replace them with composite resin fillings for a more reliable and better-looking treatment for your cavities.
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What are the Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings?
There are many reasons patients choose tooth-colored fillings at our Corona, CA practice. They are designed to blend in with your natural teeth, making them more aesthetically pleasing than traditional metal fillings. Plus, our fillings at Sunshine Dental are not made with harmful metals, so they are safer than other solutions. Additional benefits include:
- Natural, seamless appearance
- Prevention against cavities and tooth decay
- Barrier against plaque and debris build-up
- Easy and same-day treatment!
Am I A Candidate for Tooth-Colored Fillings?
Tooth-colored fillings usually seal the area of decay in the enamel once it's been treated by Dr. Bhakta. Composite resin is a useful material that can be used to treat other issues 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, fillings may be used on both the front and back teeth for a seamless finish. If you have metal fillings, talk to Sunshine Dental about having them taken out and replaced with tooth-colored fillings.
What should I Expect with a composite resin filling?
When you sit down for a dental filling, the area surrounding the cavity will be numbed to minimize any discomfort. If you have any fears when getting a tooth-colored filling at Sunshine Dental, we can offer different forms of sedation to help keep you relaxed. As soon as you are ready, the affected enamel can be cleared away using a dental drill that our Corona, CA dentists will select based on the location of the cavity and the level of decay. Once the enamel is removed and the area is disinfected, the area will be filled with the composite resin and set. Our dental professionals will then smooth out the composite resin so it feels comfortable and matches your other teeth.
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Are tooth-colored fillings better than traditional fillings?
Tooth-colored fillings may be more discrete than traditional fillings. The function between tooth-colored and traditional fillings is identical, as both serve as an effective cavity treatment. However, if your personal preference lies more with an aesthetic advantage, tooth-colored fillings will blend right in with your unaffected teeth.
How long will my fillings last?
All dental fillings are built to last for quite a long time. The average length of time a filling will last is 10 years. To ensure the longevity of your filling(s), Sunshine Dental encourages you to participate in routine dental exams and cleanings, as well as be consistent with your at-home dental hygiene.
Do tooth-colored fillings look natural?
Yes! The natural appearance of tooth-colored fillings is one of their big advantages over traditional metal fillings. We are able to match the shade of your filling directly to your natural tooth shade, making these fillings assimilate with your natural color.
Delay your decay
Cavities in the teeth may begin as a normal issue, but it's important to have them fixed before they become a bigger problem that may lead to an unnecessary extraction. At Sunshine Dental in Corona, CA, cavities can be addressed with dental fillings. Our team makes sure to match the shade of your teeth so you can have a healthy, attractive smile. If you think you or your child has a cavity, contact us to schedule a dental exam so we can get everything handled quickly.