Tooth Colored Fillings in Shawnee KS
Our mercury-free tooth-colored fillings will strengthen damaged teeth and restore your smile.
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Tooth-colored fillings are white fillings that imitate the natural appearance of a tooth. When it comes to filling a cavity or making minor cosmetic changes, such as fixing a cracked tooth, we think you’ll agree that this is a great solution. This treatment is relatively simple, and our tooth-colored fillings perfectly resemble the surrounding tooth.
It used to be that if you needed a filling, you had to get silver fillings. If you’re over the age of 35, you probably remember this, and you may even have silver fillings. These fillings can sometimes be problematic, because not only do some of them contain large amounts of mercury, but they’re known for wearing down. They require a considerable portion of the tooth to be worn away so that they can be placed. They also can expand or contract, creating cracks in the teeth. In the worst cases, they even turn black. In addition, bacteria can sneak in through the cracks and put the tooth’s core at risk of suffering from decay and infection.
For these reasons, at Monticello Family Dental we use a tough, composite tooth-colored filling that both looks natural and provides a strong layer of defense from bacteria. If you currently have silver fillings and you want them replaced with tooth-colored fillings, we’d be happy to serve you! We can help you obtain a bright, healthy smile, no metal included.
Who should get tooth-colored fillings?
Tooth-colored fillings can prove helpful in a variety of ways. As previously explained, they make for a great alternative to silver fillings when it comes to filling cavities because they’re far more protective and attractive. The same tooth-colored material can be used for cosmetic dentistry
as well. If you have gaps, chips, or odd-sized teeth, tooth-colored material can be placed to build your teeth up and make the teeth look healthy and whole. For more long-term solutions you might consider getting porcelain crowns
Benefits of tooth-colored fillings
Tooth-colored fillings are easy to repair. Unlike silver fillings, if something happens to go wrong with tooth-colored fillings, we don’t need to undo the whole treatment to remedy it.
Tooth-colored fillings are easy and quick to apply - you can get them in just one visit!
For many cases, the procedure of receiving them is entirely pain free.
Fillings attach to the teeth with a chemical reaction, and do not require any kind of complicated adhesives, screws or surgeries to apply them.
Because tooth-colored fillings go on top of the teeth, no wearing down on the bone structure is necessary.
What is the procedure like?
When you come in, our team will greet you and get you in with Dr. Kapoor
as quickly as possible. We want you to be 100% satisfied, so we’ll start by asking you some questions to understand your situation. After clearing up any confusion or concerns you may have, we’ll consult with you to create the best plan available for treating your teeth.
If you have a deep, enamel-penetrating cavity, we may suggest that you get the local anesthesia for this procedure. If the cavity is shallow, however, you may not even need anesthesia. We’ll do whatever we can to make you feel comfortable during your appointment.
Once the area is prepared for treatment, we’ll start by removing the decay. A light acid will roughen the teeth so that the chemical reaction in the filling can properly bond with the surface of the teeth. With the bonding in place, you’ll be ready to receive the filling. Although it might take a few moments to properly apply and sculpt the filling, know that we want to fit it to your teeth exactly so we can ensure its best appearance and functionality. Once this step is completed, you’re all done!
How do I take care of my fillings?
Maintaining fillings is quite simple. As your likely already do, you’ll want to brush and floss daily and practice good oral hygiene to prevent any complications from arising. Take good care of your normal teeth, and the fillings will last you for a good while. You’ll also want to consult with Shawnee dentist
Dr. Kapoor about what kind of routine checkup plan best suits you. Coming in for regular appointments will enable us to professionally clean your teeth and confirm that all is going well with your fillings.
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