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When you think of a dental filling, chances are – especially if you’re of a certain age – that you picture a dark metal spot in someone’s tooth. For that reason, you probably dread the thought of hearing your dentist tell you that you have a cavity. The good news is that dental technology has come a long way since then; metal fillings are no longer your only option. These days, most dentists, including our very own Dr. David Crumpton, use tooth-colored fillings instead. With tooth-colored fillings in Trophy Club, you’ll enjoy cavity repair that is not only cosmetically superior to metal, but is also healthier for your teeth. Get in touch with our dental office today to learn more!
Fortunately, metal is no longer the standard when it comes to treating decayed teeth. Composite resin has proven to be a safer, more effective, and more seamless solution. Made of ultra-fine acrylic and glass particles, composite resin resembles a putty. It comes in virtually every color of the tooth rainbow, so it can be personalized to blend in with the rest of your smile. Because composite resin is biocompatible, it bonds directly with the enamel, allowing us to keep more of your natural tooth structure intact.
The most obvious advantage of tooth-colored fillings is right there in the name – they’re designed to look so natural that no one else should even be able to notice them. Of course, they offer more than just cosmetic advantages. Tooth-colored fillings also:
More often than not, we can place a tooth-colored filling in a single appointment. First, Dr. Crumpton numbs your mouth and removes the decayed sections of it. After selecting the perfect shade of composite resin, he sculpts it onto your tooth bit by bit until it has reached the ideal size and shape. Then, he shines an ultraviolet light onto the filling, which hardens the material in just a few seconds. All that’s left to do is check your bite, make any final adjustments, and give your tooth a polish before sending you out into the world to enjoy your newly repaired smile!