Discreet Tooth Fillings
As oral bacteria metabolize nutrients and create harmful substances, like acids, the enamel around teeth can dissolve, developing cavities that continue to grow until treated. A tooth filling is a restorative measure to stop a cavity from growing and replace the tooth structure that you’ve lost to tooth decay. Dr. Nadella prefers using tooth-composite resin (the same material used for dental bonding) to create fillings that blend in with healthy tooth structure and offer several advantages over metal amalgam fillings.
Advantages of Tooth-Colored Fillings
Tooth-colored fillings are crafted from a composite of acrylic and quartz like particles, and are biocompatible (meaning they cause no harm to your biological tissues). The resin can be tinted to match your tooth’s unique color and shade, creating a virtually unnoticeable restoration.
Tooth-colored fillings are more than cosmetic; the resin can also be more securely bonded to your tooth than metal amalgam can, which ensures a tighter seal against infectious oral bacteria. The improved protection means a significantly lower risk of tooth decay re-infecting the tooth and requiring root canal treatment.
Resin fillings contain no metal, so they pose no risk to patients with metal allergies. They are also safe for young children, women who are pregnant, elderly patients, and anyone else who develops a cavity.
Learn How a Tooth Filling Can Save Your Smile
To treat your cavity and save your smile with a tooth filling, schedule an appointment by calling Columbia Dental & Orthodontics in East Dallas, TX today at (214) 827-8000. We proudly serve patients from around the DFW area, including Dallas, Mesquite, Oak Cliff, Garland, and all surrounding communities.