Find out how a tooth-colored filling can restore your smile after decay.
If our Thornton, CO, dentist Dr. Christina McMillon detected a cavity during your routine checkup then it’s important to treat it as soon as possible. Of course, once the decay has been removed, our dental team will want to restore the tooth back to its normal strength, resiliency, and shape. This is why a tooth-colored filling is placed—read on to learn more.
What is a dental filling?
A filling is a custom restoration made from durable tooth-colored material such as composite resin or porcelain that fills the holes in your teeth after a cavity. A filling is designed to treat minor to moderate cavities, and can restore functionality and strength back into a tooth. Everyone who has a cavity will need to get a dental filling.
What are the benefits of tooth-colored fillings?
Our Thornton, CO, family dentist has noticed an array of benefits when using tooth-colored fillings over other types of fillings. Here are some of the reasons our dental office chooses to place cosmetic fillings,
- Blends right in with your smile: We choose a shade of resin that most closely matches the shade of the tooth we are treating. The result is a restoration that blends right in as soon as it’s shaped and hardened to the tooth. You won’t even notice the filling and no one will notice it either.
- Preserves more of your natural tooth: Since the resin that we use to fill teeth is applied in thin layers, this means we won’t have to remove as much natural, healthy enamel as we would with other types of fillings. This ensures that we preserve as much of your tooth’s healthy structure as possible, which keeps it strong.
- Boosts confidence: A cavity may have you feeling a bit self-conscious about your smile but a filling will not only restore and strengthen the tooth but also cover holes left over by decay. No one will even be able to tell that you have a filling so that you can smile with complete confidence.
Need dental care? Give us a call
When was the last time you visited the dentist? If it’s been more than six months, then it’s high time you sat down in the chair for a checkup. Prevent cavities from happening in the first place by visiting our dentist at Hearthside Dentistry in Thornton, CO, for routine cleanings and care. Call us at (303) 280-2285 to schedule your next cleaning.