Despite the best efforts of patients to carefully brush and floss every day, most US adults will still experience at least one cavity in their lifetime. Luckily for patients of White Clay Dental Associates, we use tooth-colored, composite resin fillings to repair damage from tooth decay, cracks, and minor chips in teeth. Unlike the more traditional amalgam metal filling material, composite resin leaves patients with a natural looking and and feeling smile. In fact, you’ll likely forget which tooth was repaired. Contact our Newark dentist and team to find out more or schedule an appointment.
Tooth-colored are placed in just one, short visit. We begin by numbing the area around the tooth to be treated. Then, we remove the damaged dental structure and apply an etchant material. We apply the putty-like resin onto the prepared teeth. Once the composite filling is shaped into place, we use a low heat curing light to harden the material. Finally, we polish and smooth the filling until it blends seamlessly into the natural enamel.
Traditionally, amalgam metals were used to repair tooth decay or minor tooth chips and cracks, but there are a few drawbacks to using this material to repair the teeth, including:
There are many reasons we recommend tooth colored fillings to repair minor tooth decay or damage. Some of the benefits of this restorative solution include: