Tooth-Colored Fillings in Temple, TX
Even people who practice diligent oral hygiene routines can get a cavity. Do you know that, after the common cold, tooth decay is the second most reported disease in the U.S.? If you do get a cavity, we need to address the problem as quickly as possible to remove the decay and fill the tooth to prevent further damage.
At Temple Dental Trails, we want to provide you with cost-effective, conservative treatments so that you can enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile. Tooth-colored composite fillings are a great example of an affordable solution for keeping your teeth healthy and also correcting certain cosmetic dental problems.
Composite fillings are a combination of ceramic and plastic compounds. One of the advantages of using this material is that we can easily color it to match the natural shade of your teeth.
Dr. Richard Leung artistically shapes and blends tooth-colored composites to create a seamless repair that blends perfectly with your natural tooth. This results in such a discreet restoration that no one will notice that you’ve had any work done. In fact, composite fillings look so real that even you may not be able to tell the difference!
Tooth-colored composite material looks so natural that it is perfect for a number of applications besides filling teeth. With composites, we can:
- Repair chips and cracks
- Build up a broken tooth
- Improve the shape of uneven teeth
- Fill gaps and spaces between teeth
We make these types of repairs by using a process called dental bonding. The composite is built up gradually, layer by layer, until the proper shape is achieved. Each layer is set with a special curing to create a secure, durable restoration.
Then, Dr. Leung refines the shape of the tooth so that it is proportionate to surrounding teeth. Finally, the repair is checked for perfect fit and polished. The result is a restoration that enhances your oral health and looks completely natural.
Conservative, Cost-Effective Treatment
Since composite fillings form such a secure bond with your dental enamel, we only need to remove a small bit of your natural tooth to make a durable repair. Our goal is to preserve healthy tooth structure whenever possible because we want your teeth to stay healthy and intact for a long time.
Dental bonding is a cost-effective dental treatment because we can complete the procedure fairly quickly. In fact, depending on your needs, Dr. Leung can often complete several repairs during one appointment. This makes dental bonding more affordable than other restorations like dental crowns.
Restore Your Confident Smile
Treatments like tooth-colored fillings help us preserve your oral health while improving your smile. If cosmetic flaws make you feel self-conscious, please give our Temple dental office a call.
We will be happy to schedule a convenient appointment to explore your treatment options and find the one that will restore your smile to its full, natural beauty.