Treat Cavities with Tooth-Colored Fillings

Cleveland Tooth-colored fillingsIf you’ve been diagnosed with decay, chipped a tooth, or just want to improve the look of your smile, a composite filling may be right for you. These white restorations are a popular and effective method for treating tooth decay. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist talks about how we offer natural-looking fillings with composite resin.

The Filling Process

The first step is to ensure your comfort. We offer nitrous oxide, and we will gently numb the infected tooth. Then, the decayed portion of the tooth is removed, and the filling material is placed as a liquid in the prepared site. A strong adhesive is used so that the filling can form a strong bond with the enamel. A special curing light is used to harden each layer before the next one is applied. Finally, our dentist will sculpt and shape it to mimic the natural shape and contour of the tooth. This step ensures a comfortable bite and a seamless blend with the surrounding teeth. After the composite resin has been shaped and hardened, the dentist will polish the filling to a smooth and glossy finish.

Why Choose Composite Resin Fillings?

Composite resin fillings provide an effective treatment for tooth decay by restoring the affected tooth while maintaining its natural appearance. In addition to their aesthetic benefits, these fillings offer other advantages, such as reducing the risk of tooth sensitivity and providing better insulation against temperature changes.

Fillings Aren’t Always the Best Option

It is important to note that composite resin fillings may not be suitable for all cases of tooth decay. In some instances, such as with deep decay or in areas with strong chewing forces, alternative treatments like dental crowns may be recommended. At your dental check-ups, we will assess your specific situation and recommend the best treatment to keep your oral health optimized.

Schedule Your Next Appointment

Early detection and prompt treatment of decay can help preserve your natural teeth and avoid more extensive dental procedures in the future. If you have any questions about addressing tooth decay, or if you would like to schedule a consultation today, please contact Cleveland Family Dentistry in Cleveland, TX, at (281) 592-1234. You can also find our practice at 205 E. Houston St. Cleveland, TX 77327.