Tooth-colored Fillings Excel in Both Form and Function

Though most people have had several fillings, they typically don’t want anyone else to be able to tell. Tooth-colored fillings blend in with the natural color of your teeth, making them very discreet. They are also the most functional due to their materials, which are strong and durable, and bond well with your teeth, creating a tight seal around any damage.

Visiting the dentist isn’t something most people relish. At Morning Dental, in Santa Ana and Huntington Beach, skilled dentists Bao Nguyen DDS and Michael Florman DDS provide top quality dental care in a safe and comfortable environment. Along with their experienced and friendly staff, Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Florman make taking care of teeth easy for you and your whole family.

What are fillings?

Tooth decay can cause tiny holes in your teeth called cavities. If not treated quickly, this tooth decay can continue to eat away at your teeth, eventually reaching the inner tooth where your nerve is located. This can cause significant pain and may eventually cause you to lose your tooth. 

With regular checkups, your dentist is able to find cavities while they are still small, which makes treating them much easier. In addition to physically checking your teeth, your dentist uses x-rays to find problem areas while they are still too tiny to see otherwise. This allows you to get treatment as soon as possible, saving you time and money as well as preventing discomfort.

To treat cavities, your dentist first numbs the affected area of your mouth to ensure you are comfortable during the procedure. He then cleans out the area, removing any damaged tooth material and infected areas. He then fills in the hole with a synthetic material that seals off the damaged area, preventing further decay, preventing you from being in pain, and saving your tooth.

Tooth-colored fillings excel in both form and function

Tooth fillings are made from a variety of materials, such as gold, silver amalgam, porcelain, plastic, and composite resin fillings. Your dentist recommends the best option for you depending on your exact situation. However, composite resin fillings have a number of advantages that often make them the best choice for filling cavities.

Composite resin fillings are made of a mixture of an acrylic resin mixed with powdered glass. These types of fillings are tinted to perfectly match the color of your teeth, allowing them to blend in so no one will notice your dental work. This makes them an attractive and very discreet option for fillings. 

In addition to being a great cosmetic option, composite resin fillings are also very strong due to the materials they are made from. They easily bond with your teeth, giving you a very strong seal around any damaged areas. In addition, they only require a small amount of healthy tooth material in order to be placed, allowing you to keep as much of your natural teeth as possible. 

Regular dental care allows your dentist to discover any problems and provide treatment quickly, saving you discomfort and possibly saving your teeth as well. Composite resin fillings are a great option as a treatment for cavities because they blend in with the color of your teeth and are very strong.

To learn more about filling options or for any other dental concerns, call one of our offices to set up an appointment, or use our handy online booking system today!

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