Tooth-Colored Fillings – Rochester, NY
Restore the Appearance and Function of Your Smile
Despite our best brushing habits, most of us are bound to experience a cavity or two in our lifetime. In the past, the only option for correcting tooth decay was to use shiny metal fillings. Not only did these restorations leave a noticeable silver blob amidst your pearly whites, but they could harm your oral health over time as well. That’s why at Vollo Dental Group, we’re proud to treat cavities in Rochester and the surrounding communities with tooth-colored fillings instead. With materials that are both lifelike and safe, we can restore the appearance and function of your smile. If you or a loved one has a cavity, don’t hesitate to call us and schedule your next appointment!
What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?
Tooth-colored fillings use composite resin to repair teeth that are suffering from tooth decay. This mixture contains fine ceramic particles, dental plastic, and other biocompatible materials, which are both strong and natural-looking. Its durability and flexibility make it an ideal choice for sealing out bacteria and withstanding the pressure that comes from daily talking and chewing. Composite resin can also be shaded to closely mimic the color of your natural enamel, allowing it to practically erase any trace of tooth decay from your beautiful pearly whites.
How Are Tooth-Colored Fillings Placed?
In almost every case, your Rochester dentist can treat cavities with tooth-colored fillings in a single easy, low-stress appointment. First and foremost, we’ll numb the area to ensure you stay comfortable throughout your appointment. If you suffer from dental phobia or need a little extra help to relax in the dentist’s chair, we also offer sedation dentistry options like nitrous oxide to help you feel relaxed and at-ease. We’ll only start your treatment once you’re feeling completely comfortable.
Next, we’ll carefully remove all the decayed tissues and clean your tooth. Then we’ll choose a shade of composite resin that most closely matches the color of the rest of your smile. The putty-like resin will be placed onto your tooth and sculpted into place. Once it looks like a natural part of your enamel, we’ll use a special curing light to harden the resin and bond it to your tooth. After any final adjustments are made and we ensure your bite feels comfortable, you’re ready to enjoy your happy, healthy, and cavity-free smile!
What Are the Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings?
Tooth-colored fillings are an excellent solution for cavities in smiles of any age. They offer a range of benefits, including:
- Practically invisible appearance: Since composite resin can be customized to mimic the shade of your unique smile, your new fillings will blend in seamlessly.
- Better protection from tooth sensitivity and bacteria: Tooth-colored fillings form a tighter seal than metal fillings, which helps them prevent tooth sensitivity and future decay.
- Preserves healthy tooth enamel: Composite resin is more pliable than metal fillings, so it requires less (if any) removal of healthy tooth enamel in comparison!
- Safe option for sensitive smiles: Biocompatible and 100% metal-free materials won’t cause any irritations for those with metal sensitivities or allergies.
If you have a cavity or are interested in replacing your silver fillings with tooth-colored ones, give us a call today! With the help of tooth-colored fillings, we can make it seem like there was nothing ever wrong!