When left untreated, dental decay and tooth damage can cause significant oral health problems. At Westchase Esthetic Family Dentistry in Tampa, Florida, Juliet Bulnes-Newton, DMD, Diplomate-ABDSM, and the skilled team offer tooth-colored fillings to strengthen and repair your teeth, protecting them from further damage. Call the office to schedule an appointment or use the online booking tool today.
Tooth-colored fillings consist of specialized dental materials that match the color of your natural teeth. Your dentist uses the fillings to treat minor decay or tooth damage. The fillings blend in perfectly with your teeth, so other people won’t notice them.
Your Westchase Esthetic Family Dentistry provider might recommend tooth-colored fillings if you have a cavity or small crack in your tooth.
If you have more extensive tooth decay or damage, you may need a dental crown, root canal, or tooth extraction in severe cases. The earlier you seek dental care for oral health problems, the easier they are to treat.
The main benefits you can expect when choosing tooth-colored fillings include:
The Westchase Esthetic Family Dentistry team is highly trained in placing tooth-colored fillings.
To find out if you need a tooth-colored filling or another restorative dental procedure, your dentist reviews your oral health history, examines your teeth and gums, and takes dental X-rays if needed. They discuss your treatment options and let you know which solution is best for you.
Before you receive a tooth-colored filling, your dentist numbs the treatment area if necessary. They remove any tooth decay and clean the treatment area before applying filling materials to damaged parts of your teeth. Then, your dentist uses a special light to harden the filling before you head home. There’s no pain or downtime afterward.
After you receive tooth-colored fillings, it’s important to take good care of your teeth and gums to prevent future problems. Floss every day, brush your teeth after meals and avoid chewing on ice, hard candy, and other hard objects.
See your Westchase Esthetic Family Dentistry provider every six months for dental cleanings and exams, and call the office if your filling falls off or sustains damage.
To learn more about tooth-colored fillings available at Westchase Esthetic Family Dentistry and find out if they’re right for you, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.