Tooth Colored Fillings
Fillings are a simple fix for cavities and other minor tooth problems, and comprise a major part of routine dental restoration. Although there are many different types of dental fillings, the most popular fillings used are tooth-colored fillings that match the natural enamel and are all but invisible.
Why the Need for Tooth Fillings?
Fillings are a very common dental procedure, used to solve the most typical tooth problems:
The Tooth Filling Process
Before putting in a dental filling, Dr. Krothapalli use a drill or laser to remove decay and prepare the tooth to be filled. The tooth is thoroughly cleaned to remove bacteria or dirt and prevent decay from recurring. Next, the dentists prepare the tooth with a bonding agent or adhesive and apply the filling to the tooth. The filling is then hardened with a special bonding light, ensuring worry-free durability.
The Advantage of Tooth-Colored Fillings
There are several options in filling materials, from silver amalgam to ceramic to durable cast gold, but by far the most popular types today are the natural-looking choices:
Either of these options provides white fillings that blend in with your natural teeth to be virtually undetectable.
How White Dental Fillings Are Used
Unlike the old mercury fillings, which could only be used to fill cavities or cracks, tooth-colored fillings are strong and versatile enough to be used as dental onlays. They can even be used for front teeth that may need some improvement but aren’t in bad enough shape to require crowns. White fillings can be counted on to provide durable, reliable repairs for several years.
Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
Contact us today for more information or to book an appointment with Dr. Krothapalli to discuss how fillings can improve the health of your teeth.