Tooth-Colored Fillings – Morganville, NJ
Make Cavities Disappear!
Even if you’re someone who takes your oral health fairly seriously, you probably know what it feels like to live with a cavity—that is to say, not very fun. Thankfully, if you live near Morganville, you can fix decayed teeth in just a single appointment with tooth-colored fillings from Cambridge Square Dental.
If you’re struggling with tooth decay, tooth-colored fillings can quickly and easily make cavities disappear! Give us a call today, and we’ll be able to treat whatever tooth decay could be bothering you.
Why Choose Cambridge Square Dental for Tooth-Colored Fillings?
- Compassionate Dental Team Who Will Attend to Your Needs
- In-network With a Variety of Dental Plans
- After-hours and Weekend Dental Appointments For Patients who Need Them
What are Tooth-Colored Fillings?
As you may know, dental fillings are done by placing a malleable dental material into an area of decay, protecting a tooth that has decayed from further damage. In the past these fillings were made of metal, but after advances in dental technology, fillings made of a tooth-colored resin have become more of the norm.
Unlike metal fillings, these fillings can blend in seamlessly with the rest of your tooth, without compromising durability or overall integrity of the restoration.
The Process of Getting a Tooth-Colored Filling
Typically, getting a single dental filling will only take a single appointment, usually less than hour. First, of course, we will numb your mouth so that the filling process is as comfortable as possible. We’ll then clean up the decayed area of the tooth, removing unhealthy enamel and sanitizing it.
After that’s done, we’ll fill the cavity with resin. This is done in small layers until the tooth is repaired completely. Then, a specialized light will be used to harden the filling material into place, which should only take a few seconds.
The final step involved sculpting the filling so that you’re left with an even bite, one much healthier than the one you came in with.
The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
If the concept of tooth-colored fillings is new to you, you may wonder what makes them so great, or why they were able to outmode metal fillings so completely. The first reason is obvious—tooth-colored fillings are considerably more subtle than metal, which makes them a better choice from an aesthetic perspective.
However, there are also plenty of more tangible benefits. For one, metal fillings have a bad habit of contracting and expanding due to extreme temperatures. As a consequence, people with these kinds of fillings wind up with chronically sensitive teeth. Composite resin also attaches much more naturally to the enamel, providing it with more stability and requiring less of the healthy tooth to be removed during the filling process.
With all of these benefits on offer, it’s easy to see why tooth-colored restorations have become so popular. Give us a call today, and we’ll show you first-hand they can do.