Tooth Fillings

Discreet Fillings for Most Cavities

Tooth decay affects most people at some stage in their lives, and the cavities (holes) that form in their teeth as a result are most frequently addressed with biocompatible fillings. The condition is caused by excessive, harmful oral bacteria overwhelming your tooth enamel and structure, and treating it involves first removing these bacteria and any tooth structure that’s been infected. Then, your dentist can fill the cavity with a safe and durable material to replace the structure and fortify the tooth. While there are several different options for modern filling materials, we prefer using lifelike, biocompatible composite resin, which looks like your natural tooth structure and offers several benefits compared to metal restorations.

The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

The most popular reason for choosing tooth-colored resin fillings is that they don’t stand out against your natural tooth structure. This means you can treat your cavity successfully without having to deal with the metal shine that comes from an amalgam filling. Besides appearance, though, other benefits of tooth-colored composite resin include:

  • Better protection against oral bacteria
  • Less risk of damage to your tooth
  • Less wear on opposing teeth
  • Reduced risk of needing root canal therapy
  • And more

Treat Your Cavity Better with a Tooth-Colored Filling

If you develop a cavity, then a tooth-colored filling may be able to restore your tooth without being noticeable so you can continue smiling with confidence. To schedule a visit with Dr. Browne, contact our office today at (913) 901-8585. Our office is located on the south west corner of 75th and State Line at the Crossroads of Prairie Village, Waldo, Brookside, Mission Hills , Leawood and Overland Park, just minutes from I-435 and State Line as well as I-35 and 75th Street.