Treating Cavities with Discreet Dental Fillings
A cavity is a hole that develops in your tooth as tooth decay spreads through its structure. The decay, which is a result of oral bacteria infecting your tooth, eats away the tooth’s structure until it is treated. In many cases, that treatment comes in the form of a dental filling.
Treating a cavity with a filling means cleaning away the bacteria and infected tooth structure, then securing the restoration inside of the cavity.
Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings
A dental filling’s purpose is to reinforce the tooth after a portion of its main structure, or dentin, has been removed. However, the filling also serves as protection for the tooth’s exposed dentin, which would otherwise be vulnerable to oral bacteria and further infection.
For optimal results, Dr. Browne utilizes biocompatible composite resin that can be tinted to match your tooth’s unique color and shade. Tooth-colored fillings blend in with your smile, rather than standing out like metal ones, and can be bonded more securely to your tooth’s structure. The bonding creates a tighter seal against oral bacteria, and therefore are often more effective than metal fillings, as well.
Keep Your Filling Out of Sight
If you need to treat a cavity, do so with the most conservative and discreet treatment possible. To learn more about the benefits of a tooth-colored filling, schedule an appointment by calling Dr. Browne’s dental office in Prairie Village, KS, today at (913) 901-8585. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Leawood, Mission Hills, Lenxa, Kansas City, Olathe, and all surrounding communities.