Tooth Cavity Fillings in Sterling, CO

 
 
Fillings are performed to remove decay and restore the affected tooth structure to its normal shape and function. It is called a filling, because new material fills the hole that decay has created. If you have a tooth that requires a filling, Sterling Smiles Dental will remove the decayed tooth material, clean the affected area, and refill the cleaned cavity with a filing material. Material used can be bonded tooth colored composite resin or amalgam. If caught early enough, cavities can be treated easily and painlessly. If not treated, however, decay can lead to tooth pain and/or infection, and the tooth could need root canal treatment or extraction.
 
3D illustration of a silver tooth filling on a molar - dental service in Sterling, CO
 
 

Composite Filling

A composite filling is the restoration procedure of choice for treating a tooth with tooth decay. A composite is designed to resemble natural tooth color, and is made of ceramic and plastic compounds. These fillings mimic the appearance of natural teeth and are preferred among many patients and dental professionals. These tooth-colored fillings that look natural in your mouth and can replace the metallic look of silver fillings. The unique mixture of materials used in composite fillings provides supreme bonding, requires less preparation and preserves tooth structure.