Modern dentistry at Pure Dental Studio continues to make exceptional improvements to the types of materials available for restoring teeth. All-ceramic porcelain make dental crowns more appealing, while tooth-colored composite resin now replace the metal amalgam fillings used in the past. These new materials are not only durable but also a seamless addition to your smile so you don’t have to worry about other people noticing your dental work.
Why Do I Need a Dental Filling?
When the acids and bacteria that cause tooth decay eat through the hard enamel of your tooth, it causes a cavity. Cleaning this hole in your tooth is essential to eliminate the bacteria, along with filling the hole to protect the healthy tooth structure.
If you don't treat the decay, it will progress further into your tooth until it reaches the nerve, which will result in a painful infection. A dental filling eliminates tooth decay and restores your tooth to health before decay and infection cause further damage.
The Advantages of Tooth-Colored Fillings
You will love the fact that composite fillings blend flawlessly with your smile and don’t show metal dental work when you talk or laugh. But these fillings also offer many additional benefits over metal fillings other than just the aesthetics they provide.
It is always best to preserve as much of your natural tooth as possible. Composite bonds directly to the tooth, which means our dentists can preserve more of your tooth structure without having to remove it to place your filling.
Composite is also a very durable material that doesn’t react to temperature as metal does, which causes it to pull away from your tooth. When a metal filling breaks away from your tooth, it allows acids and bacteria inside and may cause tooth decay under your old restoration.
Dental Bonding Can Restore Beauty to Your Smile
We also use composite resin for a treatment procedure called dental bonding, which can repair cosmetic issues you may be dealing with such as chips or fractures, spacing between teeth, discoloration, irregularly shaped teeth, and excessive wear.
During a dental bonding procedure, we customize the composite to match your tooth and bonded directly to it giving you durability and then it’s polished for a flawless appearance. This is a very effective and affordable way to make repairs to your teeth and improve your smile, and we can typically complete your cosmetic bonding during only one visit to our dental office.
Would You Like to Learn More About Tooth-Colored Restorations?
If you’d like more information about tooth-colored fillings in Houston, TX, we encourage you to contact your team at Pure Dental Studio. We’re happy to answer your questions or address any concerns you may have about tooth-colored restorations.