When you think of a filling, your brain probably conjures up an image of someone with a gold or silver spot in their smile, right? Fortunately, thanks to advancements in modern dentistry, metal fillings are now a thing of the past. Tooth-colored fillings in Greybull are the new and improved way to offer seamless cavity repair. If you have a decayed tooth that is in severe need of a filling, contact us today to get one that blends right in with the rest of your smile.
You might need a tooth-colored filling to correct chips, fill cracks, or restore teeth damaged by cavities. To repair your smile, one of our dentists will apply a composite resin (a mix of plastic and glass particles) to your affected tooth. This material can be color-matched to blend right in with your existing tooth enamel. In the past, metal amalgam fillings required that a hearty portion of your natural tooth structure was carved out to make room. Because composite resin bonds directly to the tooth, it is a more conservative procedure.
This simple process typically takes only one appointment in our Greybull office. To ensure your tooth is ready to receive the composite resin, we will first clean out any decayed portions. After we have worked together to determine the optimal shade of the filling, we’ll apply it to the surface of your tooth in layers until the entire cavity is filled. Once this process is finished, we’ll sculpt it into the desired shape and then use a curing light to harden the resin and bond it to the tooth. Lastly, your tooth will be polished to give it a clean and natural appearance.
Tooth-colored fillings offer a plethora of advantages over their traditional amalgam counterparts, such as: