Lifelike Fillings that Blend with Your Smile
Prevention is the main focus for most of your dental care. However, you may still develop a cavity at some point in your life, which will have to be treated as soon as possible to save your tooth. For many patients, the best way to treat a cavity, which is caused by tooth decay, is with a tooth-colored filling that restores the decayed structure. Made from a biocompatible mixture of finely ground acrylic and quartz-like particles, tooth-colored fillings offer a discreet and highly effective way to save your tooth from a cavity.
How a Filling Treats Your Cavity
A cavity is the common name for the hole that forms in your tooth when tooth decay develops. The condition forms when harmful oral bacteria compromise your tooth’s outer layer of enamel, then sneak past it to infect your tooth’s main structure. The decay that follows erodes your healthy tooth structure, leading to an increasingly larger cavity. To restore your tooth, your dentist will carefully clean the cavity to remove the bacteria and infected tooth structure, then fill the cavity with durable, lifelike composite resin.
The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
As the name suggests, their discreet appearance is one of the main benefits of tooth-colored fillings. However, composite resin is also highly recommended for several other reasons. For instance:
- The resin bonds to your tooth structure securely to prevent oral bacteria from re-infecting your cavity.
- Composite resin is highly biocompatible, meaning it won’t change shape or harm your tooth structure in any way.
- The acrylic that composite resin is made from is BPA-free, making it safe for all patients.
- Composite resin conforms precisely to the cavity’s shape, reducing the amount of tooth preparation needed before placing your filling.
Treat Your Cavity More Discreetly
Treating a cavity doesn’t have to mean filling your tooth with metal. Using biocompatible composite resin, we can create tooth-colored fillings that blend in naturally with your teeth. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling the 7 Day Dental office closest to you! Our offices are located in North and South Fort Worth, Lake Worth and Benbrook, TX, and we welcome patients and their families who live in all of the surrounding DFW communities.