Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings

A dental filling is a restoration used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage. If you have a cavity or suffer from minor fracturing or chipping, a filling can restore your tooth to its original structure and function. Tooth-colored fillings, also known as composite fillings, have become increasingly popular due to their aesthetic and functional benefits.

Tooth-colored fillings are made from a mixture of plastic and fine glass particles, allowing them to closely match the natural color of your teeth. This makes them an excellent choice for visible areas of your smile. Additionally, these fillings bond directly to the tooth, providing extra support and reducing the risk of the tooth breaking or fracturing in the future.

The process of getting a tooth-colored filling is straightforward and can be completed in one visit. Dr. Christian Nwokorie or Dr. Rashmi Thapa will first remove the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth and then clean the area thoroughly. The composite material is then applied in layers, with each layer being hardened using a special light. Once the filling is in place, it is shaped to match the contours of your tooth and polished for a smooth finish. Our dentists will provide a local anesthetic to help ensure you remain comfortable during this procedure.

There are several advantages to choosing tooth-colored fillings over traditional silver amalgam fillings. Besides their natural appearance, composite fillings offer better protection against temperature changes from hot and cold foods and beverages. They also create a better seal around the edges of the damaged area, reducing the risk of further decay. Additionally, composite fillings do not contain mercury or other metals, making them a safer option for your overall health.

If you have a damaged or decayed tooth, a tooth-colored filling may be an ideal solution for restoring your smile. We invite you to call Keene Family Dentistry at 817-641-0000 to make your appointment and learn more about tooth-colored dental fillings in Keene, Texas. Our dedicated team is here to provide you with the best possible care and help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.