Because cavities can occur on any tooth surface, tooth-colored fillings are very versatile and applicable in many situations. For example, decay between forward facing teeth can be removed and replaced with tooth-colored dental composite, leaving no sign of restoration.
Placing tooth-colored fillings is a quick and simple process. First, the decayed portion of the tooth is removed, followed by an application of etching gel. The gel creates microscopic grooves in the teeth which facilitate strong bonding. After etching, the composite material is placed incrementally. During this phase, light curing is used to harden each layer of the filling, resulting in a durable, indistinguishable restoration.
Dr. Robert Harrell’s primary goal at Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne is to provide each patient with the safest and most comprehensive treatment. While composite tooth fillings contribute to the aesthetics of your smile, they are also an incredibly safe and effective option, keeping your restored teeth strong and healthy without risking adverse side effects.