Tooth Colored Fillings -- St. Charles, IL.
Serving Geneva, Batavia, LaFox & The Greater Kane County Area
A dental filling is a restorative procedure that helps repair cracks, fractures or decay on your teeth. Fillings are also used to change the size and shape of your teeth and protect them from further damage. There are different types of materials used in dental fillings such as gold, silver and composite resin. Composite resin is now favored over the other types because it can resemble the natural color of your teeth.
Advantages of Composite Fillings
Tooth-colored fillings are undeniable proof that science can be artfully applied to cosmetic dentistry. No longer will feel uncomfortable with gold and silver amalgam fillings. Now you can smile with confidence as you show off your perfectly blended tooth-colored fillings.
Tooth-colored fillings are made from composite resins that are bonded to your teeth, forming a tight seal. This seal prevents bacteria from attacking your teeth, helping teeth to stay healthy and decay-free. Tooth-colored fillings can prevent hot and cold sensitivity, as well as biting pain. Tooth colored fillings require less of your tooth to be removed, so you can keep more of your natural tooth structure.
Tooth-Colored Fillings Procedure
Composite fillings provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small-to-midsize restorations. At Horton & Vranas D.D.S., we have the experience to give you the best procedure possible:
- The tooth being restored is thoroughly cleaned to ensure a strong bonding with the filling
- Local anesthesia is administered to numb the area being treated
- The tooth is trimmed or drilled to make room for the filling
- The resin is then applied to the tooth and cured with a special light to help it harden
Any decay is removed from the affected tooth before applying the tooth-colored filling in a series of layers. A special light is used to harden the resin after which time the filling is shaped and polished for a natural look and feel. You might experience a slight discomfort after the procedure but will subside after a couple of days. Good oral hygiene is strongly recommended to keep your teeth healthy and make your fillings last longer.
Contact Horton & Vranas D.D.S today to schedule your tooth colored fillings!