Tooth-Colored Fillings in Birmingham, MI
Say Goodbye to Cavities
When bacteria build up in your mouth, it causes your teeth to decay. When decay spreads through your tooth, it can leave a small hole in the enamel called a cavity. Without treatment, cavities can cause tooth loss and other serious health complications.
That’s why it’s vital to eliminate cavities as soon as they’re detected. If you have a decayed tooth, learn how we can restore its strength and appearance with a composite filling.
Tooth-Colored Composite Fillings
For many years, most dentists have used amalgam fillings as the standard way to treat cavities. While these restorations are effective, most patients don’t like their noticeable appearance or the fact that they contain mercury.
At Birmingham Dentistry, Dr. Stone offers composite fillings made from a durable, tooth-colored resin that’s designed to match the appearance and strength of your natural teeth. All of our fillings are customized specifically for you to ensure maximum comfort and convenience. Composite fillings don’t contain mercury, so you can rest assured that your oral health is protected as well.
Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
Our composite tooth-colored fillings offer several benefits that amalgam fillings can’t match, including:
- Natural appearance
- Customized specifically for you
- Directly bonded to your tooth
- Restores full strength to your tooth
- Preserves more of your natural tooth structure
Placing Your Filling
In most cases, composite fillings can be placed in our Birmingham office in just one appointment. We’ll start by applying a local anesthetic to numb your tooth and ensure you won’t feel any pain during the procedure. Dr. Stone will also remove any decayed tissue from your tooth to eliminate the risk of infection.
From there, Dr. Stone will bond the composite resin directly to your tooth and shape it for a seamless blend. Once your filling has been secured in place, your tooth will look flawless and function at full strength again.
Frequently Asked Questions
In most cases, it’s possible to switch out your old, silver fillings for composite ones. This cosmetic procedure provides the strength and longevity of amalgam (silver) fillings while seamlessly blending in with your natural teeth. During your appointment, we’ll examine your old fillings and determine if it’s a safe option to replace them with tooth-colored fillings.
Composite tooth-colored fillings are made to last between 7 and 10 years, or longer if properly taken care of. Proper oral hygiene consists of brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily, and scheduling regular dental checkups and cleanings at our Birmingham office. This will ensure you’ll maintain healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime.
Visit Birmingham Dentistry for Tooth-Colored Fillings
It’s important to treat cavities as soon as they’ve developed. For fillings that create a natural appearance with the strength to restore your tooth’s function, Dr. Stone utilizes composite tooth-colored fillings to treat cavities. To schedule an appointment at our Birmingham office, call us at (248) 644-8520.