Cavities or caries are a widespread major oral health concern; in fact, most Americans will get at least one cavity in their life. Traditionally, the only option for patients for filing their cavities included silver or metal alloy fillings that darkened over time and could easily be seen when you smile or laugh. At Nederland Family Dental, we use modern dental technology and materials to fill cavities unobtrusively. Tooth-colored composite resin fillings can replace traditional silver fillings and are discreet enough not to be noticed.
Composite Dental Fillings
We create tooth-colored composite dental fillings using a glass mix that is carefully applied to your tooth and allowed to harden using a special UV light before we place another layer. These layers provide strength and durability to the tooth and prevent tooth decay from occurring again. Once Dr. G. Whitney Gomez has completed filling the cavity, he will polish the resin filling to create a natural look.
Many Nederland patients love being able to choose tooth-colored dental fillings because of their unobtrusive appearance that blends in with your smile. Dr. Gomez is highly-skilled in matching the dental filling to your existing natural teeth by mixing shades to closely blend and match with your smile. Composite dental fillings also bond better with your tooth structure and don't require the removal of your tooth structure like a metal filling requires. At Nederland Family Dental, our priority is to protect your teeth and prevent further breakage, decay, infection, and damage.
Your Nederland cosmetic dentist, Dr. Gomez, often recommends using the composite resin to enhance your smile beyond filling cavities. The tooth-colored filling can be used to fix small cracks, chips, and even gaps between your teeth. Dental composite bonding is a minimally-invasive and cost-effective cosmetic dental treatment that improves your teeth and can help your oral health by filling out spaces where food particles and harmful bacteria can hide.
We Recommend Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings
Silver or metal fillings can make people think twice about smiling large without flashing their darkened fillings. Tooth-colored dental fillings aid in your oral health while maintaining the natural beauty of your smile. If you are interested in learning more about composite dental fillings, give us a call today.