Tooth-Colored Fillings in Alpharetta GA
At Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry, every procedure we perform improves your oral health and enhances the appearance of your smile. Fortunately, dentistry has come a long way in recent years, and improvements in materials offer solutions that leave you with a more beautiful smile than you ever thought possible.
Cosmetic Tooth-Colored Fillings
Esthetically, tooth-colored composite fillings (also referred to as composites) are an excellent choice for restoring a cavity because the material can be shaded to closely match the color of your own teeth. This quality also makes dental composites a great choice for addressing certain cosmetic flaws with a process called dental bonding.
Tooth-colored fillings are also good for your teeth because the material is designed to be bonded directly to the existing structure of the tooth. This means that we don’t have to remove a lot of healthy tooth structure to perform a strong, durable repair. It’s always in our patients’ best interest to preserve as much natural tooth structure as possible to maintain a whole and healthy smile for many years.
Why You Need Fillings
A filling is needed when bacteria attacks healthy tooth structure, creating a cavity. Without a dental filling, the cavity grows and eats away at your tooth. The decay will continue to spread and eventually cause toothaches and possible infection.
Unfortunately, you may have tooth decay and not be aware it exists. In many cases, no sensitivity or discomfort occurs until decay makes its way through to the deeper layer of tooth structure. At this point, the decay starts to spread quickly and cause the most damage.
How Dental Bonding Works
Bonding is an affordable, conservative procedure where a tooth-colored composite material is used for:
- Restoring chipped or cracked teeth
- Covering teeth that are severely stained or discolored
- Filling uneven gaps and spacing between teeth
- Altering the shape of poorly proportioned teeth
There is very little preparation required for bonding. Dr. Kai uses the composite material to gradually build up and expertly shape the repair. Once he’s satisfied with the appearance of the restoration, the tooth is polished so that it blends perfectly with the surrounding teeth. The result is a repair that looks so natural even you may have trouble spotting it!
Dental bonding can also save you multiple visits to the dental office. Since the process is so efficient, we can often fix several minor problems during a single appointment.
Please Contact Us for an Appointment
Fillings made using tooth-colored composite material are an important step forward in modern dental treatments; they not only restore your teeth and protect your oral health, they can also significantly improve the appearance of a tooth. If you’re experiencing dental pain or are overdue for a dental exam, please contact our Alpharetta dental office as soon as possible and we will be happy to arrange a convenient appointment.