Dealing with a cavity? A filling will be able to fix that!
Learning that our Parker, CO, dentist, Dr. Robert DiGiorgio, found a cavity during your latest checkup is never the best news; however, cavities are one of the most common dental problems and are quite easy to treat. Once the decayed enamel has been removed, your dentist will restore the tooth with a dental filling. Read on to learn more.
What is a tooth-colored filling?
Just as the name suggests, a filling is a special material used to fill the holes in your tooth left behind by the removal of decay. Mild-to-moderate decay can often be treated with a simple dental filling. Most tooth-colored fillings are made from a composite resin and are placed immediately after the decay has been removed in order to restore the tooth. Receiving fillings is a quick, painless, and easy treatment.
Furthermore, the composite resin is also matched to the color of your tooth so that it blends in and looks like your actual tooth enamel. Once the filling is placed and shaped layer-by-layer, our Parker, CO, dentist will use a special light to quickly harden each layer. This only takes a few minutes to complete and leaves you with a completely restored tooth.
What are the benefits of tooth-colored fillings?
There are several benefits to composite resin fillings, including how no one will even be able to tell that you have a dental restoration. Fillings are always color-matched to provide a natural-looking appearance, making it so that you won’t have to feel self-conscious about smiling.
Furthermore, a composite resin filling also fully restores functionality a tooth. Naturally, a decayed tooth is weaker than a healthy tooth, and once your dentist removes the bits of decayed enamel, the tooth isn’t as strong as it once was. To restore strength and durability back into the tooth, a filling is placed.
Since composite resin fillings are bonded directly to the tooth, this also prevents the tooth from cracking. Furthermore, your dentist won’t have to remove as much tooth enamel in order to make room for your filling.
Need dental work? Give us a call
Have questions about receiving dental fillings? Need to book your next cleaning? Downtown Parker Dental in Parker, CO, can help. Call (303) 699-6100 today to schedule your next appointment.