When teeth are damaged or decayed, fillings are used to restore function and appearance. Fillings work by sealing off spaces that can be used by bacteria to access the inner portion of the tooth. At Crossroads Dental Care, we are proud to offer tooth-colored fillings, providing a more natural appearance than metal fillings.
Also known as composite fillings, tooth-colored fillings are made from of a combination of quartz and glass fillers housed inside a resin medium. These fillings are durable and able to withstand the pressures of everyday life.
When receiving a composite filling, the dentist will start by removing any decayed portions of the tooth. Once the tooth has been cleaned, the filling material that matches the tooth’s natural color is applied. This material will be hardened using a dental curing light. Finally, the filling material is shaped and polished giving it a natural appearance. Once completed, you will be able to resume normal eating, brushing and flossing habits.
Need more information regarding tooth-colored fillings? Call us at (303) 927-0639 for an appointment.