Nearly all adults will experience dental decay at some point in their lifetime.
Dental decay is the destruction of tooth structure due to acids produced by bacteria. Bacteria that are typically present in your mouth consume dietary sugars and convert them to decay-causing acids. Teeth can also erode due to acidic diet or diseases like acid reflux.
Regardless of the cause of dental breakdown, it is important to diagnose and treat as early as possible to prevent pain, more costly procedures or even loss of teeth.
Esthetic Tooth-Colored Fillings
One of the most frequently asked questions before a dental procedure is, “How is it going to look?” Whether a dental restoration is needed in a less visible area or on a highly visible front tooth, it is important that a dental filling is both durable and esthetically pleasing.
At Pinebrook Dentistry, we provide tooth-colored composite fillings that are both conservative and natural looking to restore the health and beauty of your smile. Tooth-colored composite can be used to restore teeth that are decayed as well as to improve the looks of teeth that are cracked, misshapen or stained.
How We Use Composite Fillings
Tooth-colored composite is a mixture of resin and glass that is specifically designed to be bonded to tooth structure in a shade that closely matches the rest of the teeth.
Because of its ability to bond to enamel structure, tooth-colored fillings allow for more conservative approach during cavity removal. Only the part of the tooth that is decayed is removed, preserving as much healthy tooth structure as possible\
With many shade choices of composite resin material available today, it is possible to place a filling that seamlessly blends into natural tooth structure. It is not uncommon for patients to ask where the filling is when Dr. Kim places a tooth-colored filling.
Composite resin is also an excellent material to be used in a cosmetic procedure called composite bonding to correct uneven shape or shade of teeth. The result is a straighter and whiter smile that you can be proud of without the cost of porcelain crowns or veneers.
The bonding procedure is usually completed in a single visit, giving the patients a new, brighter smile instantly. When combined with teeth whitening, composite bonding can give you a brilliant smile makeover that fits your budget.
Please Call Us for an Appointment
At Pinebrook Dentistry, we are pleased to offer our patients cost-effective dental restorations that are highly esthetic and functional. If you have any questions about tooth-colored fillings, please call our office, and we will be happy to schedule a convenient appointment to explore your treatment options.