Tooth Colored Fillings

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At Chelkowski Dentistry in Austin we want you to have the smile you deserve. If you have a tooth which has a cavity or has become chipped or cracked, tooth colored filling can restore your smile and repair your tooth. Tooth color filling are also knowns as white fillings because they match the color of your teeth, and unlike amalgam or gold fillings, give you a completely natural looking solution to cavities, a misshapen or damaged tooth.

What are Tooth Colored Fillings?

Tooth colored fillings are a composite resin material composed of plastic and ceramic compounds. The resin is applied in layers and hardened with a special light. After the doctor prepares the tooth the resin is then applied in a thin layer with a small syringe like applicator. Each layer is then cured with a special light which causes the resin to harden and bond to your tooth. Once the layers are applied the doctor then shapes and polishes the tooth color filling to match your natural tooth’s shape. A clear coating may also be applied to protect your new filling from becoming stained from tea, coffee, or other staining beverages and foods.

Advantages of Tooth Colored Fillings

The greatest advantage of tooth colored fillings is the fact they match the color of your teeth. The doctor matches the shade and color of your teeth and then shapes the new filling to mimic the look and feel of your natural tooth. This is especially beneficial if you have a cracked or chipped front tooth. Tooth colored fillings can restore your smile and correct damaged or chipped teeth quickly and easily, and since the resin bonds to the tooth it also strengthens and protects the tooth from further damage and decay. Tooth colored fillings have come a long way in the past few decades. Today’s resin is strong and durable and suitable for front and back teeth. The resin is able to withstand the pressure of chewing and with proper care will last for many years.

Call or contact Chelkowski Dentistry today and ask about tooth colored fillings. You deserve the best smile possible, and tooth colored fillings are a way Dr. C can restore your smile. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have and look forward to hearing from you very soon.