When it comes to dental health, the goal is to maintain oral hygiene and preserve the beauty of your smile. Tooth-colored fillings have revolutionized dentistry as a discreet and effective solution to dental decay.
At Herrera Family Dental, we place tooth-colored fillings that are made from a composite resin material that closely matches the color and texture of your natural teeth. The composite resin is composed of a mixture of fine glass and acrylic particles, resulting in a durable material that can be custom shaded to match the unique color of your teeth. This customization allows for a virtually invisible restoration that remains discreet even in close-up interactions.
The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
The most notable advantage of tooth-colored fillings is their ability to blend seamlessly with natural teeth. Unlike silver fillings, which can stand out conspicuously, tooth-colored fillings create a uniform appearance, preserving the beauty of your smile.
Composite resin bonds directly to the tooth structure, providing a solid and stable restoration. This bonding process helps to reinforce the tooth and prevent further damage.
Tooth-colored fillings in Las Vegas, NV, are used to treat cavities and minor cosmetic enhancements, such as reshaping teeth or fixing small chips.
Amalgam fillings can sometimes lead to temperature sensitivity due to their metal composition. On the other hand, tooth-colored fillings do not conduct heat and cold similarly, reducing the likelihood of sensitivity.
Tooth-colored fillings are metal-free, making them an ideal choice for individuals concerned about metal allergies or sensitivities.
Safe and Biocompatible
The composite resin used in tooth-colored fillings is considered safe and biocompatible. It doesn't contain mercury, a component found in amalgam fillings that has caused some people to raise health concerns.
The Process of Getting Tooth-Colored Fillings
Our dentist in Las Vegas, NV, will remove the decayed portion of the tooth, leaving behind a clean and prepared area. The tooth-colored composite resin is then applied in layers to the prepared tooth. Each layer is cured using a special light, ensuring a solid bond.
After the composite resin is applied and cured, the dentist will shape and polish the filling to match the natural contours of the tooth. This step further enhances the aesthetics and function of the restoration. The dentist will ensure your bite is comfortable and the filling fits seamlessly with your surrounding teeth.
If you're seeking a restoration that not only addresses dental decay but also complements your smile, contact Herrera Family Dental at 1300 S Lamb Blvd #400, Las Vegas, NV 89104, or call (702) 780-7660 to learn how tooth-colored fillings might be the perfect solution. With their natural appearance and versatile applications, tooth-colored fillings help individuals maintain their oral health and confidence in a way that seamlessly integrates with their lifestyles.