Many cavities are treated before they do significant harm to a person’s tooth structure. Unfortunately, even a small cavity will leave you in need of permanent support for your enamel. Our practice can provide this with a discreet filling made from a biocompatible resin material that matches the surrounding tooth structure to preserve your appearance as well as your bite function.
The composite resin filling is carefully applied to the area where decayed enamel has been removed. After that application, the substance hardens to provide a strong bond and important bite support. We can provide this appearance-friendly restorative dental treatment in just one appointment!
There are several advantages to using tooth-colored biocompatible composite resin instead of metal for your dental filling. One is that you will not have to worry about the way a traditional metal filling stands out when you smile and speak. Another is that because the substance is biocompatible, it bonds to the surrounding enamel and creates a tight seal that keeps oral bacteria from infiltrating the space between the restoration and your tooth.
The protection provided by your filling lets you bite, chew, and speak without worrying about the health of your tooth and your overall dental function. Before placement, Dr. Browne will closely evaluate the tooth to see if you require the added structural support of a dental crown. When needed, a crown calls for more preparatory work, but it provides long-term protection while ensuring you can still bite and chew without difficulty.
By using tooth-colored dental fillings for cavity treatments, we can provide better experiences with restorative work. You can remain confident in the strength of your bite as well as your appearance, and you can enjoy protection against future complications that might affect your tooth. If you would like to find out more, reach out to our Prairie Village, KS dental office at (913) 901-8585.