For decades, silver amalgam fillings were the “go-to” in dentistry. While these fillings were a strong, functional solution to cavities, they often detracted from the beauty of the smile. At Titus Dentistry, we provide patients in Middletown, IN with a beautiful, strong alternative to amalgam fillings. Tooth-colored composite resin fillings are an effective way to restore oral health while at the same time, retaining the beauty of the smile.
The process of getting a filling
Repairing cavities is one of the most common dental procedures performed in the office. If you find out that you need to have a filling, there is no need to stress. The entire process is fast and virtually painless.
The first step is to numb the area around the affected tooth to make sure the procedure is comfortable. Then, the decayed portion of the tooth is removed, and the area is cleaned. Next, the composite resin material is placed directly into the tooth in layers and then cured with a special light to harden the filling. Finally, the filling will be smoothed and shaped to ensure the bite feels natural.
Advantages of tooth-colored composite resin fillings
The tooth colored material used in composite resin fillings can be color matched to blend in seamlessly with the natural tooth so that the filling doesn’t negatively impact the appearance of the smile. While this is one of the main advantages of these fillings, it certainly isn’t the only one.
In addition to looking great, composite resin fillings are more conservative than amalgam fillings. When placed directly into the tooth, the composite resin material bonds to the natural tooth, requiring less removal of healthy tooth structure and leads to many years of functionality. This makes composite-resin fillings a great option for both the front teeth and the back molars. Lastly, composite resin fillings are a great option for individuals who are concerned about the mercury content in silver amalgam fillings.
When you come to Titus Dentistry in Middletown, IN, you can rest easy knowing that you are receiving high-quality restorations that look great and last for many years. To book an appointment at our office, please give us a call at (765) 358-5868.