Our Tooth Fillings Look Natural

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While metal fillings are an effective way of treating tooth decay, they don’t blend with your tooth and could be problematic for young children, the elderly, pregnant women, and more. But our team can offer an option that is safe for all ages, and provides a natural appearance. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist talks about our natural-looking dental fillings.

When Teeth Need a Filling

A dental filling treats a cavity, restoring health and function to your tooth, and protecting you from worsening toothaches and the risk of infection. The placement process only takes one visit, and helps you avoid discomfort. Warning signs of tooth decay often include toothaches and tooth sensitivity when you eat or drink. Once you experience these aches, your decay is likely in a more advanced state, one that could become an infection. To ensure we can catch tooth decay in the early stages, be sure you attend checkups and cleanings visits every six months, so we can make a diagnosis with precision and accuracy and treat areas at the earliest stages of demineralization.

The Difference Composite Resin Makes

Instead of metal, we use a composite resin that is safe for all ages. This metal free material is very durable and biocompatible, and will stay in place for years to come. Composite resin can also be color matched to blend with your tooth and offer a natural appearance. For this reason, we also use the same material as part of our dental bonding procedures, in which we mask teeth stains, repair damage, and reshape malformed teeth in one visit.

Placing Your Restoration

To begin, our team will carefully examine the smile with digital x-rays to assess the position and severity of your tooth decay. We then remove the decayed portions of the tooth and clean it thoroughly. We numb your tooth to ensure the entire process is a comfortable one. Our team then prepares and places the filling material in several layers. As we cure the composite resin beneath a light, we will sculpt and mold your tooth to ensure an attractive appearance and a balanced bite. Finally, we will polish the tooth for a brighter appearance. In only one sitting, we can treat your cavities and offer relief and a lifelike appearance.

If you have any questions about how we place composite resin fillings to treat cavities, then contact our team today.

Speak With Your Cleveland, TX Dentist About Composite Resin Restorations

At Cleveland Family Dentistry, our team offers a natural-looking solution to treating tooth decay. To schedule an appointment, call our dental office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We also proudly serve patients and their families from Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.