Our experienced team is pleased to provide tooth-colored fillings, a modern and aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional metal fillings. We understand the importance of a healthy and beautiful smile, so we utilize advanced materials and techniques to restore your teeth with natural-looking fillings that seamlessly blend in with your natural tooth color.
What is a Dental Filling?
Fillings are a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay and restore it to its normal shape and function. When our doctors give you a filling, they will first remove all the decay on the tooth and clean the area. They will then fill the cleaned-out cavity with a filling material.
Once our doctor has sealed the area, bacteria cannot enter, protecting the tooth from further decay. However, it doesn’t mean you can stop brushing and flossing! Without proper hygiene habits, decay can come back.
Why We Use Tooth-Colored Fillings
Fillings are made of different types of materials, like gold, silver (amalgam), composite resin, and porcelain. We use porcelain tooth-colored fillings Zsambeky, Chaney, & Associates because they result in a stronger tooth and higher aesthetic value. They are bonded to the tooth, creating an extremely tight fit superior to silver fillings.
Restorations using resin can be used in situations when most of the original tooth has been lost, allowing the tooth to stay intact. Resin tooth-colored restorations also contain fluoride, which helps fight off decay. The material wears like a natural tooth and does not require placement at the gumline, resulting in a wonderful, natural-looking smile.
Signs You May Need a Filling
You don’t always know when you need a filling, which is why your bi-annual visits are essential. Only a dental professional can accurately diagnose the need for tooth fillings, but watch for symptoms, such as:
- Tooth sensitivity
- Toothache or pain
- Rough or chipped tooth edges
- Food getting stuck between teeth
- Darkening or discoloration of the tooth
- Sensitivity to sweet foods
Are You Interested in Getting Tooth-Colored Fillings in Concord, NC?
If you think that you might need a filling or haven’t seen us in a while, get in touch to schedule a cleaning and consultation. We look forward to seeing you!