Tooth-Colored Fillings – Goodyear, AZ
Treating Cavities without Drawing Attention to Them
It’s estimated that the average person will get anywhere from four to 10 cavities in their lifetime. In the past, treating them meant having bulky, highly noticeable amalgam placed in the decayed tooth. Unfortunately, this substance contained mercury and caused a variety of uncomfortable and unappealing side-effects, like dental sensitivity and gum discoloration. At Goodyear Family Dentistry, we believe that our patients shouldn’t have to choose between a beautiful smile and a healthy smile, which is why we offer tooth-colored fillings in our Goodyear, AZ dental office, an option that helps you have the best of both worlds!
Why Choose Goodyear Family Dentistry for Tooth-Colored Fillings?
- Biocompatible Composite Resin Material
- Blends in with Surrounding Teeth
- No Hidden or Surprise Costs
Why Do You Need a Tooth-Colored Filling?
Tooth-colored fillings are often used to treat cavities. These are one of the most common oral health problems in the world and develop due to an accumulation of harmful oral bacteria. Whether it’s due to poor oral hygiene, deep grooves in the molars, or orthodontic issues, when plaque and tartar are allowed to build-up in the mouth, they can turn it into a bacterial breeding ground. As they feed, the bacteria will release acid that can erode your enamel and slowly cause your teeth to decay. Tooth-colored fillings help prevent a cavity from getting any larger by sealing it off from the rest of your mouth and keeping harmful oral bacteria from causing even more serious problems, like infections.
How are Tooth-Colored Fillings Placed?
First, we’ll begin by clearing any loose debris and decayed tooth from the area. Dr. Wheeler will sanitize the tooth and make sure that no bacteria linger before placing the filling. Using a shade guide as a reference, our team will choose the composite resin color that is closest to your natural enamel. Dr. Wheeler will place the resin in the decayed tooth to block off the vulnerable area. To harden the material, we’ll expose it to a UV light. With the proper maintenance, your filling will continue to protect your tooth for years to come.