Tooth-Colored Fillings

Having a chipped or cracked tooth can lead to more serious dental issues if left untreated. Bacteria can accumulate inside the crack and create infections not to mention it can get quite painful. Fillings can repair the damage caused by cracked teeth, they can also strengthen them and make teeth more resistant to damage. Composite resin is the most common material used for fillings, this material is easy to mold and helps shape teeth to make them appear straighter.

Tooth­colored fillings are a better alternative to silver or gold fillings as they bond better with the tooth and resemble the natural color of your teeth. Another advantage is that these are made out of composite resin, which not only blends nicely with your other teeth but also creates a stronger bond and tighter fit than any other kind.

The procedure consists of the following:

  1. The dentist will examine you and determine if this is the right treatment for you. If so, the exact color of your tooth will be used to match the material used for the filling.
  2. Once this is done, and you come in for your appointment, the tooth that is being treated will be thoroughly cleaned to make sure the filling will adhere nicely to your tooth.
  3. The filling will then be molded onto your tooth and because it takes some space, it will then have to be trimmed down so the filling can fit nicely.
  4. Once the material is placed, a special light is used to cure the material, which will bond and become harder.

Are you worried about your fillings not matching your real color? Don’t worry! Here at Signature Smiles, our professionals will make sure your fillings match the exact color of your teeth to give you a beautiful bright smile!

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