Tooth-Colored Composite Fillings
Crestpointe Dental makes it easy to take care of your family’s oral health with tooth-colored composite fillings for treating tooth decay, chipped teeth, and cracked teeth without any visual impact on your smile.
Fillings are a fundamental dental treatment that most people have experienced at least once in their lives. This simple procedure stops tooth decay by filling the cavities it causes with a material that prevents any bacteria from reaching the affected area and causing further decay.
Crestpointe Dental provides high-quality fillings in a calm and family-friendly environment. We understand that the filling process can be difficult and intimidating for children, who tend to be the patients who need this treatment most often.
We help walk any patient through the process so that they feel comfortable. Dr. Crescencia Tejero-Ugay will ensure that you get the personalized treatment you need.
Keeping Your Smile Bright
There are several different types of dental fillings out there. You’ve likely heard of gold fillings before, which were historically used due to gold’s complete corrosion resistance. However, you’re probably more familiar with the dull gray metal amalgam fillings.
These are effective but are very noticeable when you open your mouth. That’s not such an issue for fillings at the back of the mouth, but cavities can occur in any tooth. You wouldn’t want such a noticeable blemish affecting your smile.
That’s why Crestpointe Dental uses tooth-colored composite fillings. These are made from a composite resin that closely matches the natural color of your teeth, making them practically undetectable. In fact, the shade of the resin is adjusted to match your unique teeth!
This makes the material much better suited to any fillings that could be easily seen. The material is also strong and durable, standing up to the everyday challenges of eating and speaking.
The application process is also incredibly straightforward. As with other filling materials, the tooth is first prepared by removing any decayed material. Then, the composite resin is applied to the area and cured using a UV light. For deep cavities, the resin is applied and cured in several layers.
Composite fillings are also an effective option for many chipped and cracked teeth. Unlike traditional filling materials, composite fillings can repair the damage without affecting the appearance of your smile. Depending on the type of tooth damage a patient may have, Dr. Tejero-Ugay may use the same composite filling to apply inlays or onlays, two types of restoration techniques used to restore the strength and structure of the tooth. The composite filling is bonded to the tooth.
If you need dental fillings or any other treatment, schedule an appointment with Dr. Crescencia Tejero-Ugay at Crestpointe Dental to get the highest quality dental care in Santa Clara.