Tooth-Colored Fillings and Dental Bonding
No matter how diligently we brush and floss our teeth, cavities can still happen. In the recent past, most fillings used dark-colored metal that were obvious and easy to spot. With new advancements in dental material, we can now use tooth-colored porcelain and composite resin as a filling. Tooth-colored fillings look natural, and no one will be able to tell a restoration has been done.
Conventional silver fillings remove more of the tooth structure than tooth-colored composite resin does, which retains the integrity of your tooth structure. When you have a cavity, Dr. Milana removes the infected portion of the tooth and replaces it with a tooth-colored composite resin. Applied in layers, the filling bonds securely to your tooth structure.
Once the composite resin filling is bonded and secured, no one will ever be able to see it. Your filling will blend in seamlessly with your existing teeth. Our Phoenix patients can laugh as wide and as large as they want without worrying about revealing a filling.
How Does the Process Work?
Cavities are never fun, but it’s essential to get the tooth decay removed as soon as possible to save and retain your tooth. Dr. Milana starts by removing all the decay from the tooth, making sure that the tooth remains dry and untouched by saliva. Next, he applies an adhesive along with several layers of the composite resin. After he is satisfied with the shape and look of the tooth-colored filling, he will cure the material using a special light.
The entire procedure takes place in one dental office visit.
At Arcadia Dentistry, our patients love the look and feel of tooth-colored composite fillings, and they benefit from their long-lasting durability.
How Do I Maintain My Tooth-Colored Fillings?
Care and maintenance are as easy as brushing and flossing your teeth daily and keeping regular dental appointments. During your dental check-up, Dr. Milana will be able to check your filling to ensure it is intact and sealed. If tooth decay develops again, your Phoenix dentist will be able to address it immediately.
The Benefits of Dental Bonding
Tooth bonding uses the same tooth-colored filling material to repair chipped, cracked, fractured, or stained teeth. Dr. Milana can even change the shape and size of your teeth by making them longer, filling out small gaps between teeth, and address any cosmetic issues.
Dental bonding is a simple, minimally-invasive cosmetic dental procedure that can be done in just one visit to our Phoenix dental office. The dental composite material can be matched to your existing teeth and looks natural and beautiful.
Are You Ready for a Healthy-Looking Smile?
If you are interested in fixing small smile imperfections? Do you have a small chip that takes away from the beauty of your smile? Do you wish you could cover up a hard-to-remove stain? Call our friendly dental team at Arcadia Dentistry today to discuss your cosmetic dental options in Phoenix!