A tooth-colored filling, or a composite filling, is used to fix a tooth that is affected by:
The damaged part of the tooth is removed, and then filled by a tooth-colored filling.
We can use several different materials to restore your teeth, and each has advantages and disadvantages. Silver, gold, and amalgam fillings are still popular, but do not blend with the smile like composite fillings do.
Dr. Voges can closely match your filling to the color of your existing teeth, making it the ultimate filling for teeth that are visible in the mouth. Tooth colored fillings are strong and durable, and will give you a healthy smile for many years.
Reasons for Fillings
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Cracks in teeth
- Closing space between two teeth
- Dental decay
- Worn down teeth
Dental fillings restore your aesthetic and powerful smile, while protecting you from deeper decay, tooth pain, tooth loss, and more intensive dental procedures. When you visit our office regularly and keep up with your smile needs, composite fillings may be all you need to maintain your functional smile.
How are Composite Fillings Placed?
Tooth-colored fillings can usually be placed in a single appointment to San Antonio Aesthetic & Family Dentistry! Dr. Voges will numb the tooth for your comfort, and then remove the decay or damage.
Next, she will thoroughly clean the area and prepare it for the new restoration. She will select the shade that’s right for your smile, and then shape, clean, and polish the filling.
Finally, she will precisely place the filling in the space left by the missing decay or damage. You won’t even see the difference, but you’ll feel less pain and enjoy a healthier smile in the future.
Before you leave, we will be sure to provide you with at-home care instructions so you can become accustomed to your new filling. Good oral hygiene practices and a healthy diet will help make your composite filling last as long as possible!
To learn more about tooth-colored fillings, bonding, or other treatments, please contact our office today. We look forward to serving you!