Say Hello To Seamless Cavity Treatment
With tooth-colored fillings, we can provide completely natural-looking treatment for tooth decay. This restorative treatment comes with many benefits. In fact, thanks to advances in technology and materials, once we complete your filling, nobody will notice you ever had a cavity.
What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?
A tooth-colored filling is also commonly referred to as a “composite filling” or a “white filling.” We call them “tooth-colored” because we can color match the material to your tooth’s natural shade for a seamless finish. Dr. Richards will treat your cavity with a filling as a means of restoring your tooth’s health and aesthetic quality. Made up of synthetic resins, tooth-colored fillings offer patients a metal-free alternative to gold and mixed-metal fillings of the past.
The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
A cavity occurs when plaque adheres to your tooth and its bacteria eat away at your tooth’s tissue. As the tooth decay progresses, the cavity will become larger and deeper. The longer you ignore a cavity, the greater your chances for increased sensitivity. In addition, an untreated cavity may lead to an infected tooth and an abscess. If Dr. Richards has diagnosed you with a cavity, you may require a tooth-colored filing. The benefits of a composite filling include:
- Tooth-colored fillings match your tooth’s coloring, so your filling is nearly undetectable
- Composite fillings, unlike metal, do not conduct heat or cold, so you will not experience temperature-related sensitivity
- Tooth-colored fillings are metal free, making them a wonderful solution for pregnant women and individuals with metal allergies
- The composite material binds directly to your tooth for long-lasting wear, unlike metal fillings that are prone to fluctuations in size, potentially leading to tooth damage
What To Expect From A Filling
Dr. Richards will color-match the composite for your tooth-colored filling to your tooth structure. We will numb your tooth and surrounding tissues with an anesthetic to improve comfort throughout your procedure. If you feel particularly anxious about fillings, Dr. Richards may suggest a form of sedation for a more relaxing experience. Dr. Richards will then clean away the decayed tissue within your cavity. Once the cavity is clean and smooth, Dr. Richards will fill the opening with composite. After the filling dries, we will check your bite to ensure the finished product is both beautiful and comfortable.
Do You Qualify for a Tooth Filling?
If you have a cavity, then find out if you qualify for a filling, or if you need more involved treatment, such as root canal therapy. To schedule a visit with Dr. Richards, call the Dental Centre of Conroe today at (936) 441-4600. Located in Conroe, TX, we also proudly serve the residents of Houston, The Woodlands, Willis, Montgomery, Magnolia, Huntsville, and all the surrounding communities.