Tooth-Colored Fillings for Helotes
Virtually all people experience a cavity at some point in their lives; that need is what makes tooth-colored fillings an integral part of restorative dentistry. However, older patients may remember a time when amalgam fillings and their noticeable silver appearance were the norm. Thankfully, patients don’t need to worry about damaging their smile’s aesthetic appearance here at Alamo Springs Dental. Dr. Michele Moreno and Dr. Aiyana Anderson are happy to primarily offer tooth-colored fillings that are great for both your oral health and your self-confidence. Patients from Helotes, Leon Valley, Balcones Heights, Alamo Heights, Helotes, Grey Forest, and beyond are welcome!
Tooth-Colored Filling Treatment Process
Having a cavity treated with a tooth-colored filling is a very simple and quick process. Once our team has appropriately numbed the area of your mouth that will be treated to ensure your comfort, we’ll carefully remove any damaged portions of the tooth in question and thoroughly clean what’s remaining. Then, the high-quality composite resin material is placed over the tooth and precisely sculpted for a seamlessly natural appearance. Finally, a special light hardens it in place.
- The BPA-free composite resin material used in tooth-colored fillings can be chosen to perfectly match the natural shade of your enamel. After your procedure, no one but you and our Helotes dental team will know you’ve undergone treatment at all.
- While traditional amalgam fillings required a certain amount of tooth structure to be removed before placement, composite fillings are much more flexible, and Dr. Anderson and Dr. Moreno will be sure to preserve as much as your natural tooth as possible.
- Tooth-colored fillings won’t expand and contract when exposed to metal, resulting in a stronger tooth overall and less sensitivity.
- Tooth-colored fillings can actually be alternatively used as bonding agent to repair cracks and fractures, even if there’s no decay in the area.