Tooth Colored Restorations & Fillings in Wilmington, DE
Your restorative dentist can now replace silver amalgam or dark metal fillings with tooth-colored porcelain and composite resin. These two materials replicate the appearance of natural teeth so well that you—and everyone else—will be unable to tell where the restoration ends and your natural tooth begins.
At Justison and Gladnick Family Dentistry, we offer tooth-colored porcelain and composite resin fillings to repair teeth while preserving the aesthetics. Both materials securely bond to the tooth, so your restorations will have more strength and durability.
Benefits of Tooth-Colored Restorations
One significant benefit of tooth-colored restorations is that patients can protect and maintain their natural tooth structure. If you have a cavity, also known as caries, your Wilmington, DE dentist removes the decayed part of the tooth and replaces it with the tooth-colored filling material. Materials such as porcelain and composite resin bond directly to the tooth, and this process doesn’t require as much removal of healthy tooth structure as metal fillings.
Unlike metal fillings, tooth-colored, composite resin fillings are also less susceptible to breaking down over time due to temperature changes in the mouth.
Another benefit of a tooth-colored filling is that when it’s complete, no one will ever be able to tell that you’ve had a cavity or dental work done. We design our fillings to meet each patient’s unique needs and aesthetic goals; we even match the shade to blend with and complement your surrounding teeth, eye color, and skin tone to ensure it looks beautiful and natural. You don’t need to worry about dark spots spoiling your pearly whites with tooth-colored fillings! Now, you can eat, speak, smile, and laugh comfortably and confidently.
The Tooth-Colored Fillings Procedure at Our 19808 Dental Office
Before starting the treatment, our dentists ensure the patient is comfortable and relaxed. If you have dental anxiety or fear of the dentist, we can accommodate you and provide a pleasant, stress-free experience.
Your dentist then isolates the tooth to keep it dry and removes all signs of decay. Next, they apply the adhesive, followed by several layers of tooth-colored material. Little by little, we rebuild the tooth and cure the layers in intervals with a special light. Most patients experience exceptional results with tooth-colored fillings, and they find these filling tend to be durable and last at least as long as conventional silver amalgam fillings, if not longer.
Experiencing minor temperature sensitivity is expected during the first few days after your filling placement. However, these sensations will quickly subside.
Keep Your Smile Gorgeous and Healthy
It is essential to your oral health and general wellness to receive routine dental exams and teeth cleanings every six months. This is especially true if you have restorations because these checkups ensure the filling stays intact. Tooth decay may also form in other areas of the tooth if you don’t practice excellent oral hygiene—brushing, flossing, and seeing your dentist regularly.
Our skilled and experienced dentists can address these issues at the earliest stages so you can keep your teeth problem-free and beautiful.
Please call us today at (302) 994-2660 to schedule your next dental exam and teeth cleaning near Pike Creek, DE.