With many dental offices continuing to use traditional amalgam to fill cavities or protect weakened teeth, this restorative method can shine an unnecessary and unwelcome spotlight on your smile. Fortunately, Dr. Sutter and his team offer an alternative solution – tooth-colored fillings in Eugene! Using composite resin that is matched to your natural tooth color, this unique restorative treatment will not only repair your smile, but help you maintain a beautiful, cohesive appearance. To find out more about tooth-colored fillings in Eugene, OR, contact our dental office today.
Tooth-colored fillings are a great alternative to traditional amalgam. Using a malleable composite resin that easily fills in the damaged area of your tooth, its color is matched to the natural shade of your teeth, ensuring it blends in seamlessly with the rest of your smile. This treatment is used when decay or damage occurs within a tooth that is not severe enough to warrant a dental crown.
The placement process for a tooth-colored filling is quite simple and requires only one visit to our dental office. Before placing the composite resin, Dr. Sutter must clean out the decayed areas of your tooth, but he will first administer a numbing agent to the area to ensure you are comfortable throughout the process. Once the entire tooth is cleaned and all debris is removed, he will fill the cavity with the composite resin.
Creating a solid seal using a curing light, the resin will harden and prevent future reinfection or damage from negatively impacting the weakened tooth. Giving your tooth a final polish, he will send you on your way to enjoy a freshly repaired and newly improved smile.
While some individuals still prefer the durability of traditional amalgam fillings, there are many benefits to opting for a tooth-colored filling, including: