Our Composite Fillings Will Improve Your Smile
Mountainside Dental Group has been providing high-quality family dentistry services to patients in Yucaipa, CA and La Quinta, CA, and the surrounding area for years. Led by Dr. Steven M. Wolfram, our team is committed to providing the most exceptional dental care possible to all of our patients. Because of our comprehensive services, welcoming environment, and state-of-the-art technology, we have become a staple in the community. We understand your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, so we want it to look its best. To help you achieve or maintain a smile of which you can be proud, we offer tooth-colored fillings. These dental restorations can strengthen your teeth without disrupting the appearance of your pearly whites. Call us today to learn more about why tooth-colored fillings may be right for you.
Understanding Tooth-Colored Fillings
Tooth-colored fillings are also known as composite fillings. They are made using powdered glass and plastic resin so that they can seamlessly blend in with your existing tooth structure. Patients at Mountainside Dental Group opt for these solutions to ensure a consistent appearance throughout their mouth. With tooth-colored fillings, friends and strangers alike will be unable to differentiate between your restoration and natural teeth. Composite fillings’ amalgam and gold counterparts comprise various metals, so they are often apparent when one is chewing, speaking, or laughing. That will never be a concern with tooth-colored fillings.
The Treatment Procedure is Quick and Painless
We are adept at performing a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures. Among them is filling your teeth with composite material to preserve their natural structure and enhance the appearance of your smile. The process is simple and relatively painless. We begin by numbing your tooth and the surrounding area to prevent you from feeling any discomfort. We must then clean the area to remove bacteria and any decayed tissue. Composite fillings take slightly longer to place than amalgam fillings because we must keep the area clean and dry as we layer the resin onto your tooth structure. After the layers have been placed and hardened, we will shape and polish your filling so that it blends in with your tooth. Placing, curing, and polishing your filling can take as little as 15 minutes.
Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
Tooth-colored fillings are becoming increasingly popular for patients of all ages. Individuals across the country choose composite fillings more often than amalgam or gold fillings. Among the main advantages is the appearance of tooth-colored fillings. When you are speaking, laughing, or sometimes even eating, your friends and colleagues can see your teeth. It is natural to want a consistent appearance throughout your mouth. But the aesthetic appeal is not the only benefit of tooth-colored fillings. Others include:
- Long-lasting results – With proper care for your tooth-colored fillings, they will last for a decade or more. Proper oral hygiene will keep your composite fillings in good working order for years.
- Healthy tooth structure – The composite resin that we use bonds to your teeth, meaning we can keep more of your tooth structure intact than we would with amalgam or gold fillings.
- Mercury-free – Composite fillings are free of mercury and other potentially toxic materials that could be dangerous to your health.
We Also Replace or Repair Fillings
At some point, all fillings must be repaired or replaced. We recommend regular visits to Mountainside Dental Group for proactive treatment of your tooth-colored fillings. We will monitor their status and alert you to any signs of wear that may indicate it is time to replace them. If we determine replacing your composite fillings is the best course of action, we will carefully remove the existing filling and replace it with a new one to ensure sustained strength. In some cases, adding layers to your existing filling may also be recommended.
Contact Mountainside Dental Group Today
Being able to smile confidently and freely in public correlates to how others perceive you. We will help you maintain your bright, pearly whites and boost your self-esteem. If you have a cavity or tooth decay, Mountainside Dental Group can provide tooth-colored fillings to restore function and beauty to your smile. Our family dentistry clinic in Yucaipa, CA and La Quinta, CA specializes in cosmetic dentistry, and our patients’ lovely smiles are a testament to that. Contact us to schedule an appointment for your tooth-colored filling procedure today.