When you have a cavity, there’s only one way to treat it and prevent even more damage to your tooth – a filling. As a restorative dentist in Springfield, MO, Dr. Eric Tolliver understands the importance of treating tooth decay, but he also doesn’t want to broadcast the fact that you got dental work done. That was unavoidable with metal amalgam fillings, but tooth-colored fillings make it possible to heal your smile without anyone else noticing the results. To find out more about this type of seamless, natural-looking smile repair, contact our team at Galleria Dental today!
Tooth-colored fillings are the perfect blend of restorative and cosmetic dentistry. With this treatment, your dentist in Springfield, MO fills cavities with composite resin that has been matched to the exact shade of your tooth enamel. The putty-like consistency of this material makes it easy for your dentist to sculpt it onto your tooth, resulting in a more conservative treatment than traditional amalgam fillings. Tooth-colored fillings are also completely metal-free, allowing patients with allergies or sensitivities to metal to have their cavities safely filled.
Compared to metal fillings, tooth-colored fillings offer a plethora of advantages, some of which include:
The process of getting a tooth-colored filling is simple. Before beginning the procedure, your cosmetic dentist in Springfield, MO will administer a numbing agent to ensure you feel no discomfort or pain. Once you’re fully comfortable, Dr. Tolliver will start by clearing out any debris and removing the decayed portions of the tooth. When the tooth is thoroughly clean, we will fill the cavity with composite resin that has been carefully selected to blend in with your smile.
We’ll sculpt the resin into the ideal size and shape, and then harden the material into place with a curing light. After giving your tooth one last polish, you’ll be ready to enjoy your healthier, brighter smile!