Tooth-Colored Fillings in Sarasota
Over the years, dentistry has advanced and improved the technology, the techniques, and the types of materials we have available to choose from. One example of updated materials we use is composite dental resin, or tooth-colored fillings.
You know how crucial it is to protect your oral health, but if you have an active life, tending to a small cavity may not seem like a priority. In truth, the best time to treat a cavity is when it is small and has not done significant damage.
At the office of Deborah Simpkins, DMD, we offer caring, compassionate dentistry that makes you feel good about seeing us for your semi-annual preventive exams. When you keep up with these routine visits, we can spare you the discomfort, cost, and inconvenience of a problematic tooth.
The Beauty of Tooth-Colored Fillings
Tooth-colored filling material is a composite of glass and plastic resin. This combination produces a translucent repair that is very similar to natural dental enamel. Better yet, the material can be custom color-matched to the shade of your teeth. The result is a repair that is so seamless, even you won’t be able to detect it in your smile!
Esthetics is not the only benefit of tooth-colored fillings, though. We want you to enjoy a whole and healthy smile for as long as possible. Our goal is to preserve healthy tooth structure whenever we can, and composite material helps us do that.
The process we use to place composite fillings doesn’t require us to remove much of your tooth to create a strong, durable bond. The material is bonded directly to the surfaces of your tooth, and a curing light is used to set the filling using light energy.
Conservative Dental Bonding
Since tooth-colored resin looks so similar to dental enamel, it can also be used for a process called cosmetic dental bonding. This straightforward treatment enables us to perform repairs on teeth with slight cosmetic flaws.
During the procedure, Dr. Simpkins builds up layers of the material to rejuvenate worn down teeth, correct cracks and chips, and alter the appearance of uneven spaces or poorly proportioned teeth. The procedure is fast and efficient, and we can often perform several repairs in just one dental visit.
We Look forward to Welcoming You
Wherever you are with your dental care, we would love to be part of your goal for a healthy, functional, and attractive smile. We accept all insurances and offer multiple financing options that make it easy to get the high-quality care you need when you need it.
If you are currently experiencing a toothache, please call our Sarasota dental office right away. We will get you in for treatment as quickly as possible, usually the same day.