Repair Tooth Decay with Dental Fillings
Most people need treatment for tooth decay during their lifetime. Denver Dental & Implants offers tooth-colored (composite) fillings to refine your teeth and smile. Tooth-colored restorations offer a number of advantages over traditional filling materials, including
- Natural-looking Smile. One of the greatest appeals of tooth-colored fillings is their natural appearance. Because of its lifelike hue and texture, composite material is almost invisible against the enamel.
- Stronger Teeth. Composite resin does not expand or contract as a consequence of temperature changes, preventing this type of damage to the teeth.
- Long-lasting Material. Tooth-colored fillings bond directly to the enamel. This not only stabilizes the filling, but also strengthens the tooth itself for a lifetime of dental health.
Receiving a Dental Filling
Filling in a tooth is a very simple procedure, with most office visits lasting only one hour. Prior to the procedure, we will explain the steps of the process and take preparatory x-rays, if necessary. We then administer local anesthetic to ensure that any discomfort is kept to a minimum. We use a dental instrument to remove the cavity from your tooth. Any remaining debris or bacteria will be eliminated through a full cleaning of the tooth.
Once the damaged portion of the tooth has been removed, we begin with selecting the shade of composite resin that most closely matches your teeth, to ensure maximum blending. We then etch the surface of the treatment site. This technique involves creating a rough surface on the enamel, allowing the filling to better adhere to the tooth, forming a stronger and more durable bond.
After your teeth are sufficiently prepared, we will apply the filling in layers, aided by a special lamp to harden the material more quickly. Once hardened, the resin can be smoothed and shaped until it is nearly invisible against the tooth. Patients are free to return to their normal routine immediately after the procedure.
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