Tooth-Colored Fillings in Highlands Denver
Although we have come a long way in cavity prevention, dental “caries” is still one of the most common dental health issues people experience. The fact is, if you are an adult living in the United States, it is likely you will probably have at least one cavity during your lifetime. Those who leave decay untreated will almost always end up with even bigger problems than a simple filling.
The good news about dental fillings is that you no longer need to have your tooth permanently marred with a dark metal filling. Amalgam fillings are a thing of the past now that tooth-colored composite fillings are available. These newer fillings blend in so well with your natural teeth, no one will even know they are there. Call Dr. Kara Arnold and Dr. Jennifer Rohleder at Highland Smiles to take care of this all-too-common dental issue.
Tooth-Colored Composite Fillings
Highland Smiles is a mercury-free office, so we use only tooth-colored composite resin to fill cavities and repair tooth decay. These fillings are healthier and more attractive than the old-fashioned silver amalgam fillings. Composite fillings can be matched to each individual's tooth shade, giving you a more natural smile. If you need a filling closer to the front of your mouth, you don't have to worry. These fillings will be undetectable when you talk, smile, or laugh. No one will know the composite filling is there except you and your dentist!
In addition to the aesthetics offered with composites, tooth-colored fillings also provide patients with other benefits. Because composite fillings bond directly to the structure of the tooth, there is much less risk that the restoration will become loose or fall out. With a composite filling, there is less drilling of the tooth that needs to be filled. Not only does this mean less time with the drill, but it also means that more of the natural tooth structure is preserved. In addition, most patients find that there is little sensitivity to hot or cold with composite fillings. More good news is that since composite fillings are tooth colored, they can be used to repair worn, chipped, or broken teeth—even at the front of the mouth—and they are virtually invisible.
Schedule an Evaluation Today
When it comes to your dental health, it’s always better to discover potential problems earlier rather than later. Treatment is usually much easier as well as less expensive when dental issues are identified while they are still minor concerns. This is just one of many reasons it is so important to come in to your dentist twice each year for examinations and cleanings.
If you are having issues with any of your teeth, don’t wait until small problems become bigger ones. Contact us at Highland Smiles. Call today to schedule your checkup with Dr. Kara Arnold or Dr. Jennifer Rohleder!