Despite our best brushing efforts, most of us will develop a cavity or two in our lifetime. In the past, the only way to repair tooth decay was with a shiny amalgam filling. While these durable restorations are an effective way to treat cavities, they leave a noticeable silver blob among your pearly whites. They can even potentially damage your teeth over time! At Pinnacle Dental, we treat tooth decay seamlessly and safely with tooth-colored fillings in Braintree! If you have a cavity, give us a call today to keep your smile looking and feeling its best for years to come with this popular restoration.
It’s not always easy to tell when you need a filling, so keep an eye out for these warning signs:
Instead of using a mixture of metals like tin, silver, and mercury like amalgam fillings, tooth-colored fillings are made of composite resin. This biocompatible material consists of fine particles of ceramic, dental plastic, and glass. Not only is this much safer for your smile, but composite resin bonds very well to tooth structure, which helps it effectively seal out bacteria. On top of it all, composite resin can be shaded to match the color of your natural enamel for seamless results!
It usually only takes one quick appointment to repair a cavity with a tooth-colored filling. First, we’ll numb the area and removed all the decayed tissue. As we clean your tooth, we’ll create a custom shade of composite resin that mimics the color of the rest of your pearly whites.
Then, the putty-like resin is applied directly to the cleaned-out portion of your tooth. Once the filling has been carefully sculpted to look like a natural part of your tooth, we’ll use a special curing light to harden it and bond it into place. Finally, we’ll polish it and ensure your bite feels comfortable, and then you’ll be ready to go out and enjoy your healthy, beautiful and cavity-free smile!
Tooth-colored fillings are a popular choice among both patients and dentists because of benefits like:
Leaving cavities untreated can lead to serious and painful complications, so don’t wait to have yours treated! Give us a call today to schedule your next appointment with your Braintree dentist.