Tooth-Colored Fillings – St. Joseph, MO Dentistry

Tooth-colored fillings, also known as composite resin fillings, are used to restore cracked or decaying teeth, with a blend of composite materials that blend in with the rest of your tooth, creating a more natural-looking restoration than silver fillings. Composite resins, are durable and resistant to fracture in medium sized fillings that need to endure pressure from the continuous strain of chewing. It generally takes longer to place a composite filling than it does for a metal filling. That’s because composite fillings require the tooth be kept clean and dry while the cavity is being filled. Tooth-colored fillings are now used more often than amalgam or gold fillings, due to cosmetics. In a society focused on a white, bright smile, people tend to want fillings that blend with the natural color of their teeth.

If you’re looking for a filling that camouflage’s itself into your natural teeth, then a composite resin filling may be a good choice for you.

Composite resin is a combination of plastic and powdered glass and are tooth-colored fillings used to make cosmetic enhancements to your teeth, including altering the shade of teeth, repairing decayed teeth, mending cracked teeth, filling gaps in teeth, and evening out unsymmetrical teeth.

Dr. Krasniqi will prepare the resin composite and apply it in layers to the tooth. A curing light is then utilized to solidify each layer. After the resin is completely hardened, Dr. Krasniqi contours the fillings to best fit the shape of your tooth. Finally, the tooth-colored filling is leveled and polished to prevent discoloration and untimely wear and tear.

Benefits of Tooth-Colored Resin Fillings

  • Enhance overall cosmetic appear
  • Require less drilling, so not as much tooth structure needs to be removed.
  • Quick hardening time – in seconds rather than days
  • Strengthen the tooth by bonding it together, preventing breaks.
  • Easily repairable if damaged

Tooth-colored fillings are shaded to accurately match your teeth’s natural appearance blending seamlessly. Composite resin is not sensitive to fluctuations in temperature, and is applied straight on the prepared tooth without any bonding material between the natural structure and restoration.

Contact us today at: 816-671-9550 for more information on tooth-colored filling restorations or to set up an appointment with Dr. Krasniqi.

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