Most dentists nowadays utilize modern treatments and technology in their field and treat cavities with tooth-colored fillings. That’s because the composite resin doesn’t distract from your beautiful-looking smile. Dr. Asay strategically chooses the shade that matches the closest with the rest of your teeth and uses the resin to restore the strength and protect your tooth from harmful oral bacteria. Treating your cavities before they become severe can help you avoid additional treatment and save you time and money, so it’s best not to put it off!
Tooth-colored or white fillings are a modern preventive treatment that was first introduced to the American public in the 1960s. Nowadays, most dentists that keep up with the latest advancements in their field utilize this versatile and natural-looking material to help treat cavities and even restore the shape of teeth. The composite resin itself is a combination of fine particles of glass, acrylic, and trace metals.
When you visit us during your semi-annual checkups and cleanings, you may have a cavity that needs to be filled in order to prevent further damage. We’ll most likely suggest a tooth-colored filling because they offer a variety of benefits and blend nicely with your smile. Typically, we won’t numb the area unless there’s significant decay.
We’ll prep the tooth by applying a primer and a special agent so the filling material chemically bonds with your tooth. After that, we’ll place the composite resin inside of your tooth and sculpt it to complete the natural shape. We’ll then harden the resin using a special light. After that, we’ll check your bite to make sure it’s even and make any necessary adjustments. After a quick smoothing and polishing, your smile will be looking and feeling great!
One reason that your dentist in Round Rock utilizes composite resin to treat cavities is that it’s one of the most advanced treatment options. Plus, tooth-colored fillings are one of the safest options and offer a variety of benefits including: