Tooth-Colored Fillings – Ft. Collins, CO
Discreetly Treating Cavities
In the past, the only option patients had for treating their cavities and restoring health to their smile was to have noticeable, silver-colored fillings placed. Today, we’re happy to inform you that this is no longer the case. Here at Aspen Dental Care, we always strive to provide dental solutions that combine health benefits with aesthetic quality, and tooth-colored fillings are a big part of this goal. Our team can precisely match the composite resin material to the shade of your natural smile, creating a final effect that’s virtually seamless. Additionally, tooth-colored fillings are much more conservative than traditional fillings which means that we can preserve more of your natural enamel.
What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?
Today, the dentistry has moved away from noticeable amalgam fillings and towards the safer and natural-looking alternative of tooth-colored fillings. They’re made from a biocompatible material called composite resin that’s comprised of fine particles of acrylic and glass, making it a stronger and more reliable cavity treatment. Because it can chemically bond with natural teeth, it offers a variety of unique benefits.
The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
As you could have guessed, the primary benefits of tooth-colored fillings in Fort Collins is that they flawlessly blend in with your smile and are hardly noticeable. However, they have way more to offer patients than aesthetic advantages, here are some additional benefits of getting fillings made from composite resin:
- To receive an amalgam filling, more of your natural tooth structure needs to be removed to support it because it’s not made from a biocompatible material. With composite resin, you’ll be able to preserve more of your natural tooth.
- Due to the biocompatible nature of composite resin, it creates a strong bond with your tooth that effectively blocks off the sensitive nerves inside of it. These prevent sensitivity to hot, cold, and sour foods and drinks.
- With a stronger bond, the inner chamber of your tooth will be better protected against harmful oral bacteria, reducing your risk of developing an infection.
How Are Fillings Placed?
Extending the lifespan of your tooth-colored filling requires basic maintenance. As long as you continue brushing and flossing every day and visiting Dr. Lindsey for your routine checkups and cleanings, you should be able to enjoy your filling for years to come. Here are some additional precautionary measures you can take:
- Using antibacterial mouthwash every day.
- Limiting sugar and carbohydrates.
- Staying hydrated with water.
If you notice that your tooth with a filling is sensitive or has begun to ache, contact our office immediately. Dr. Shiloh Lindsey provides fast and effective emergency treatment to help ease your pain and restore your oral health. You can also speak to our team if you’d like more tips and tricks for taking care of your filling.