Did you know that over 92% of the population will experience a cavity at some point in their lives? These pesky spots of decay can be difficult to avoid altogether, even with regular checkups and a great at-home oral hygiene routine. If you or your child ends up falling victim to one, don’t despair – let our doctors seamlessly repair your smile with a tooth-colored filling! Crafted from high-quality composite resin material, this restorative solution offers much better benefits than traditional metal amalgam, improving both their oral health and their confident appearance. Contact Rio Dental & Orthodontics today to schedule a first appointment with our staff here in Farmers Branch or Irving, TX – we can’t wait to meet you and your loved ones!
The Tooth-Colored Filling Process
Having a new, tooth-colored filling placed takes just one appointment at our two office locations, and we’ll be sure to help children and adults alike stay calm and comfortable throughout the process. After providing the appropriate numbing agent, one of our doctors will carefully remove the damaged portion of the tooth and clean the area. Then, they will apply the composite resin material that has been chosen to match the patient’s natural smile as closely as possible. After we’ve sculpted the new addition and hardened it with a curing light, you’re finished!
In addition to their beautifully lifelike appearance, tooth-colored fillings offer other benefits to the families we see. These include:
- Composite resin forms a direct bond with the tooth and allows for more healthy structure to be saved, which means a stronger, healthier result overall.
- The metal-free nature of a tooth-colored filling makes it less susceptible to discomfort caused by changes in temperature.
- The lack of metals is also good news for patients who have struggled with sensitivities or outright allergies to these materials in the past. Tooth-colored fillings are safer and more biocompatible than their traditional counterparts.
- With a good oral hygiene routine at home and regular checkups at Rio Dental & Orthodontics, tooth-colored fillings can succeed for 15 years or even longer!