Dental fillings are used as a way to restore damaged or decayed teeth back to their natural function. The office of Fairview Dental provides our patients with composite fillings.
Composite fillings, or tooth-colored fillings, are a great choice for people who want natural-looking restorations. Made up of resin and other materials, composite fillings can be made to match the shade and color of a person’s teeth. In addition to looking great, they also provide strength and durability.
The filling process begins with the removal of the decayed portions of the tooth. The tooth is then cleaned, and the composite material is applied. The doctor uses a special curing light to harden the materials and shape them to properly fit the tooth. The tooth is polished for a natural appearance. Finally, the doctor will check to see if your bite is proper.
At the office of Fairview Dental, we want to make sure your smile is restored to its healthy function. A tooth-colored filling can last many years, but prevention is the best medicine. You can make sure you are on top of your oral health and lower your risk for dental issues by maintaining proper oral care practices. This includes brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. Also, visiting our practice for checkups every six months is recommended.
Dental fillings can help restore a tooth that has been damaged or decayed. Tooth-colored fillings can help make that filling blend perfectly with your smile. If you think tooth-colored fillings are the option for you, call our office at (925) 255-1485 to schedule your appointment with us at Fairview Dental.