Tooth Colored Fillings
Composite fillings are tooth colored restorations that blend right in with your teeth. Each filling is carefully selected from a shade of material based on the natural color of your teeth. Once completed, no one will even be able to see it!
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There are many advantages of tooth-colored fillings, besides how great they look in your mouth. Composite fillings:
- Require less tooth preparation
- Are smaller than metal fillings
- Are free of metals and mercury
- Can be placed on any tooth
Because composite bonds directly to your tooth structure, these fillings preserve as much tooth enamel as possible. Rather than cutting a wedge into your tooth to secure a metal filling in place, composite fillings are bonded directly over the area where decay has been removed.
Cosmetic White Fillings
Our Indianapolis composite dental fillings look and feel great. Because they match your teeth, we can place them in just about any area of your mouth – both front teeth or back teeth! The material comes in dozens of shades for us to select the one that is most appropriate for your smile. If you typically whiten your teeth, ask us if you should touch up your whitening prior to your filling appointment. After all, your new filling will match the current shade of your tooth!
The reason our Indianapolis dental office prefers white fillings is because of how little tooth preparation we need. Old metal fillings require drilling deeper into the tooth to place them. A composite (white) filling bonds directly to your enamel. That means all we have to do is remove the cavity and then fill your tooth! As a result, your treatment is more comfortable and less invasive. Some types of white fillings may not even require being numbed first!
Is a Filling Right for Me?
If you suspect that something is wrong with your tooth, your best plan is to visit our Indianapolis dentist right away. We want to identify cavities and other tooth problems when they can be treated with small fillings. Getting your filling quickly will prevent the cavity from spreading deeper into your tooth – creating the need for a crown or even a root canal. Even if your tooth doesn’t hurt, you could still have a cavity.
East Indy Dental Care in Indianapolis focuses on minimally invasive, aesthetic treatments that are ideal for patients of all ages. Call us today to access affordable, comfortable dental fillings in Indianapolis.
Replace Your Metal Fillings
If you have old metal fillings, you can choose to have them replaced with tooth colored fillings that look and feel better. Do you see dark grey or blue areas on your teeth when you smile? Then it might be time to see if your old fillings are beginning to leak.
Get your customized treatment plan at East Indy Dental Care today by calling us.