Tooth-Colored Fillings in Lynnwood
Lynnwood Dentist, WA
Tooth-Colored Fillings at Lynnwood Dental Studio
“Tooth-colored filling” is also widely known as Composite Filling. It is a white resin material available in different teeth shades, which is used to treat a cavity, discolored teeth, gaps, or damaged tooth, by removing the decayed portion of the tooth and then "fill" the area on the tooth where the decayed material was removed.
Following are some of the many reasons for the use of fillings:
Tooth Cavities: If you have tooth decay that causes cavity formation, your dentist will perform dental filling to prevent further problems.
Small Holes in Teeth: In some cases, a patient may have a tiny hole(s) in one or several teeth. Although these small holes are not cavities, timely filling of these holes avoids inevitable tooth decay.
Chipped Tooth: Teeth fracture for various reasons and a timely filling of the teeth will provide long-lasting protection from further damage.
Loss of Tooth Structure: When a tooth is damaged by severe grinding or aggressive brushing it will put you in danger of losing the tooth structure. This is more alarming in patients with diabetes. Application of dental filling will enhance the support and keep your teeth healthy.
Based on the location of the damaged tooth structure, extent of the decay and the cost of filling material, your dentist will recommend the type of filling best for you. Currently, teeth can be filled with gold, porcelain, silver amalgam (consists of mercury mixed with silver, tin, zinc, and copper), or tooth-colored, plastic composite resins of choice that match the natural color of your teeth.
Whatever your situation is, schedule an appointment with our dentist at Lynnwood Dental Studio to find out which tooth-colored fillings are right for you!
Frequently asked tooth filling questions