If you have had tooth decay or cavities, dental fillings would be recommended for you. Dental fillings are fundamental to restoring the healthy function of teeth and serve as a defense line for the roots of your teeth.
The conventional method to fill teeth was to use an amalgam material, such as silver or mercury. Fortunately, modern advances in dentistry now allow dentists to treat cavities with tooth-colored fillings. At Jeanne V. Devi, DDS Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry in Pasadena, California, we provide our patients with tooth-colored restorations to help improve the aesthetics of their smiles.
What Are Tooth-Colored Restorations?
The tooth-colored restorations are made of composite resin, a plastic and glass mixture that can blend color-wise with your natural teeth. Their tooth color makes them more attractive and less noticeable to everyone else. Composites can improve the appearance of a smile by changing the color of the teeth or reshaping a scarred tooth.
These restorations are used to fill cavities or fix chipped or broken teeth. If you have already received the traditional amalgam fillings, our dentist Dr. Jeanne V. Devi, DDS can help replace these fillings with tooth-colored restorations.
What Are The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Restorations?
The most vital benefit of tooth-colored restorations is that these fillings match the color of your natural teeth, providing a discreet solution to hide your teeth's imperfections. Compared to metal fillings, the composite material bonds more firmly to the tooth structure, thus extending further support to the affected tooth.
Besides these, the tooth-colored restorations have proven to be more resistant to wear and tear and therefore last longer. As the tooth-colored restorations are cemented chemically to the tooth, they can prevent future decay and damage. In addition, less tooth enamel has to be removed before tooth-colored fillings are applied.
What Is the Procedure for Tooth-Colored Restorations?
The procedure to place tooth-colored restorations is swift and easy. The tooth-colored filling can be placed in just one visit.
First, your teeth will go through a thorough examination and cleaning. After preparing your mouth for the procedure, Dr. Jeanne V. Devi, DDS will apply a local anesthetic to numb the area and remove any remaining debris.
Finally, the filling on the tooth will be placed and ensure it fits comfortably and naturally. With proper dental habits and regular cleanings, your tooth-colored restorations could last for many years.
At Jeanne V. Devi, DDS Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry in Pasadena, California, we would be happy to help you achieve a flawless smile. If you think you need tooth-colored restorations, contact our office today at (626) 795-2544 or set up an appointment with us online.