In the past, dentists used a wide variety of materials such as gold, silver, and tin to fill cavities. These materials are now a thing of the past as many dental offices now treat cavities with teeth colored cavity fillings.
At River Run Dental, we are pleased to offer teeth colored cavity fillings. These fillings will blend in perfectly with the rest of your smile so nobody will ever know you have them in. They are comprised of a composite of plastic resins and silica filers, two substances that replicate many of the same qualities of natural tooth structure.
The most common reasons a tooth may need to be filled or restored are chipping and decay. In addition to offering a natural appearance, teeth colored cavity fillings can strengthen the structure of a tooth.
Fortunately, the entire teeth colored cavity filling procedure can be completed in one visit. First, we’ll gently remove the damaged or decayed portion of your tooth. Then, we’ll apply an appropriately colored composite resin to fill in the missing part of the enamel. As soon as it in the correct position, we’ll shape it so that it fits well with your bite and use a curing light to make sure it hardens.
While tooth colored fillings can resolve many dental issues, the best fillings are no fillings. If you would like to reduce your risk of cavities and other dental problems, there are a few tips that can help you. Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, floss daily, consume a nutritious, well-balanced diet, and visit the dentist on a regular basis.
Contact River Run Dental
If you have any questions about teeth colored cavity fillings or are wondering whether they are right for you, don’t hesitate to contact our Richmond, VA office today at 804-886-3157.