In the past, treating cavities meant placing a bulky, metal filling that could cause problems like dental sensitivity and tooth discoloration down the road. By using the latest dental technology and techniques, we’re able to provide you with safe, effective, and hardly noticeable fillings that allow you to keep feeling proud of showing your smile. Whether you’re a child or an adult, our color-matched fillings can help preserve your natural pearly whites so you can continue enjoying them for your lifetime.
All throughout the 1900s, amalgam fillings were the go-to treatment for cavities to stop them from spreading and protect the vulnerable inner portion of teeth. They’re made from a metal compound that consists of a blend of mercury, silver, tin, and copper.
Today, our team at Allen Smile Design utilizes a biocompatible material called composite resin to treat decay while also preserving the natural appearance of your smile. The resin is made of fine particles of acrylic and plastic that chemically bond to your natural enamel for lasting protection. The resin can also be matched to the color of your natural enamel to be discreet and virtually unnoticeable.
Dental fillings in Allen provide a variety of unique benefits compared to traditional amalgam ones. Not only are they able to offer a pleasing cosmetic appearance, but they also offer some of the following advantages:
The process of getting a tooth-colored filling from your dentist in Allen is generally quick and hassle-free. Dr. Lewis will begin by removing any loose debris in your tooth and cleaning and sanitizing the decayed area. Then, she’ll use a special chart to determine what color of composite resin best matches your natural enamel. After filling the decayed area with the resin, she’ll use a UV light to cure and harden the filling, allowing it to chemically bond to your tooth and seal off the inner chamber. After making final adjustments to your bite, you’ll be all finished!