Tooth colored bonding and fillings are minimally invasive restorations that rebuild your teeth while also enhancing their appearance. They are used when you have had a cavity, fracture, or exposed root surfaces that need to be covered. Each restoration is color-matched to your natural tooth color, giving the illusion that your tooth has not had any type of treatment at all.
Because composite bonds directly to your tooth enamel, less tooth needs to be removed during the preparation process. Composite fillings are smaller than traditional metal fillings, making them a great minimally-invasive alternative to the traditional silver restoration. In some cases they can even be completed without the need for local anesthesia!
Tooth Colored Restorations
Correcting your broken tooth or cavity as early as possible is extremely important. The earlier your tooth is repaired, the less likely it is to continue to decompose from wear or decay. One of the reasons we recommend an exam every 6 months is to pinpoint areas of need so that your composite fillings can be smaller and more affordable.
We can even change out your old metal fillings with tooth-colored composite restorations if you like. If you are conscious about dark fillings showing when you talk or smile, then replacing them may be the best choice. Otherwise, old metal fillings may start leaking and even causing the tooth around them to become discolored.
Is your tooth sensitive? A quick exam and x-ray can pinpoint whether or not there is a cavity hiding within the deep grooves or between your teeth. Call us today to schedule a visit with us.