Tooth-Colored Fillings – Castle Rock, CO

A Natural Solution to Repair Your Smile

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Have you had a toothache or noticed that a cavity has developed? In the past, tooth decay was mended using amalgam fillings that could cause sensitivity or make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. Due to more recent advancements in dental materials and technology, now your provider has a more natural solution to fix decayed teeth. Tooth-colored fillings use composite resin, instead of metallic alloys, to protect your pearly whites. Continue reading to learn more about this service, and feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment or request more information.

Why Choose Smile Castle Rock for Tooth-Colored Fillings?

  • Lifelike Materials to Enhance Your Appearance
  • State-of-the-Art Technology for Increased Accuracy
  • Flexible Financing and In-House Memberships Available

What are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

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Tooth decay occurs when harmful bacteria work in tandem with acids from the foods you eat to erode your enamel. In time, they penetrate the surface of your tooth which puts the roots and nerves at risk. If left untreated, it could become infected or spread to surrounding teeth.

Our experts use a tooth-colored composite resin to fill in cavities to keep your teeth protected from additional damage. This allows you to continue using it for daily activities like biting, eating, and speaking. Plus, the material can be customized to match your smile so no one will notice you had a problem to begin with!

The Process of Getting a Tooth-Colored Filling

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Typically, tooth-colored fillings only take a single, hour-long appointment though it may vary depending on your unique circumstances. The step-by-step process usually includes:

  • Applying a topical anesthetic to numb the area around the decayed tooth.
  • Using specialized tools to remove decayed sections of enamel.
  • Sanitizing the tooth to kill unwanted bacteria that may still be present.
  • Putting composite resin onto the injured tooth in layers until the lost enamel is rebuilt.
  • Hardening the material in place with an ultraviolet curing light, which generally takes just a few seconds.
  • Sculpting and reshaping the filling to remove any excess resin.
  • Polishing it so that it looks brand new.

The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

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There are several advantages to getting your tooth-colored fillings in Castle Rock, such as:

  • Improved confidence. Having an unhealthy smile, or one that’s been repaired with metallic materials, can leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. Tooth-colored fillings look and feel natural so you can show off your perfectly repaired grin without worry.
  • Tooth preservation. Resin fillings bond directly with your teeth, unlike amalgam fillings which require additional enamel to be removed to accommodate notches to hold them in place. That means more of your natural tooth remains intact.
  • Metallic fillings carry hot and cold temperatures to the roots of your teeth which can cause sensitivity. Composite resin doesn’t result in the same discomfort.
  • Lasting protection. Your filling can last 5 to 10+ years with the right care making this an excellent long-term solution.
  • Simple maintenance. There are no special care instructions for this repair beyond brushing and flossing your teeth twice daily and visiting your dentist every 6 months.