More Natural-Looking Fillings for Cavities
Dental fillings are among the most frequently performed dental restorations, and they’ve helped countless patients save their teeth from progressive tooth decay. At our office, we use tooth-colored composite resin instead of more traditional materials, like metal, to give patients a more biocompatible and cosmetically pleasing solution to treating cavities.
When You Have a Cavity
A cavity is a product of tooth decay – a progressive infection in your tooth caused by an over accumulation of harmful oral bacteria. If plaque and tartar cling to your teeth long enough, the bacteria they contain can erode your tooth enamel and infect the tooth structure underneath. When a cavity develops, the most common symptoms include increasingly more severe tooth pain and discoloration around the tooth. The longer you wait to treat the cavity, the more prominent these symptoms will become.
How a Tooth-Colored Filling Helps
A tooth-colored filling is designed to stop a cavity from growing larger and it reinforces the healthy tooth structure that remains. After cleaning the infected tooth structure and oral bacteria from the cavity, we can place your customized tooth filling to conform to the cavity’s shape and blend in with the tooth’s healthy structure. By filling cavities with tooth-colored composite resin instead of more traditional materials, your smile can benefit in several ways, including:
- No noticeable metal flash in your smile
- No risk of your filling changing shape
- Reduced friction against opposing teeth when you bite and chew
- Reduced risks of needing root canal treatment later
- And more
Treat Your Cavity with a Tooth-Colored Filling
With a focus on esthetics and biocompatibility as much as optimal restorative treatment, we prefer to treat cavities with natural-looking, tooth-colored composite resin. When you’re ready to schedule a consultation, call the office of Gregory Wright, DDS in Southlake, TX today at (817) 481-7999. We’ve proudly served the residents of Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and all surrounding communities since 1992.