If you had the choice between fillings that closely match the natural shade of your tooth so precisely that nobody would ever notice and dark-colored silver fillings, which would you choose?
According to studies and clinical trials, tooth-colored fillings have proved to be as reliable, safe, and durable as they are attractive – making this an easy decision.
The Advantages of Tooth-Colored Fillings
One of the most distinct of tooth-colored fillings is that they blend in seamlessly with your smile. Once placed, the composite resin is virtually indistinguishable from the rest of the tooth's structure.
White fillings don’t just look pleasing, they also allow Dr. Roy Kim to maintain a conservative approach that preserves more of your tooth’s structure, unlike amalgam fillings.
Tooth-colored fillings are crafted from a blend of silica fillers and plastic resins to recreate enamel's natural translucency and help restore and strengthen your teeth.
Why Patients Love Tooth-Colored Fillings
Tooth-colored fillings can repair minor smile flaws, including:
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Damaged teeth
- Enamel erosion
The composite resin is a durable and strong dental material shaded to match your natural tooth color. No matter where it is placed in your mouth, no one will ever be able to tell you’ve had a restoration.
The composite is hardened using a special light and can help aid your oral health.
The Process of Filling in a Tooth
All our patients deserve the opportunity for a beautiful smile.
Years ago, dental cavities were filled in with silver fillings, which could darken and detract from your appearance. Due to advanced dental technology, we can match your filling to your beautiful smile.
There are multiple reasons why Dr. Kim may need to fill a tooth, from tooth decay to chipped teeth. Whatever the reason is, the procedure is almost the same.
Dr. Kim will administer a local anesthetic to numb the area and allow patients to feel comfortable. We then remove any decayed tissue or matter to prepare for a dental restoration, such as a dental crown.
Once the tooth is sanitized, we use a dental filling to bond to the tooth structure and seal it from further infection.
Since composite resins can bond directly to the tooth, they create a stronger and longer-lasting restorative procedure.
Schedule Your Dental Appointment Today!
Are you interested in learning more about tooth-colored fillings? Call us today to schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Roy Kim at Healthy Living Dentistry. Together, we can determine if white fillings are the perfect solution for you.
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