White Fillings in Colorado Springs, CO
Dental fillings are considered the least invasive restorative treatment for your teeth. The procedure uses pliable material to fill in the portion that has lost its natural tooth structure so that you can enjoy your restored oral health and bite balance, as well as lower the risk of dental problems. Different kinds of dental fillings are used by our dentists, and white fillings are one of them.
What are White Fillings?
White fillings are made using composite dental resin. As they are white in appearance, they blend flawlessly with the remaining teeth, hence giving your smile the most natural appearance. White fillings are also considered safer than their metal counterparts. You can walk into our dental clinic and get these fillings to restore your smile.
What are the Benefits of White Fillings?
- White fillings ensure a lower risk of sensitivity when compared to silver fillings. It is because, unlike metal, composite resin doesn’t transfer heat very quickly.
- These filings are safer as they do not leach into your mouth and bloodstream. White fillings are a biocompatible alternative to amalgam fillings.
- White fillings do not contract or expand because of temperature variations. No fluctuations mean long-term stability.
- The composite resin used in creating white fillings matches the luster of your teeth.
How are White Fillings Used?
Our dentist will examine your teeth and start with cleaning them. Using a special etching compound, they will prepare the site of treatment. This compound helps to open up natural microscopic pores on the enamel’s surface. This step makes the composite resin bond strongly on the surface of your teeth. After preparing its surface, they will match the color of the resin to blend it with the remaining teeth.
The next step involves molding the composite resin artfully on the site of the treatment. A special blue light will be used to harden the fillings. They will now check your bite to confirm that the resin doesn’t intrude with the bite. Any minor adjustments required will be made.
How are White Fillings Maintained?
Once the procedure is complete, our dentist will give you instructions to maintain the fillings in the long run. Always be mindful of what you eat and avoid eating hard food items. Brush your teeth twice a day and include flossing into your routine. They will also suggest you cut down on sugar intake. Visit our dental clinic twice a year for professional teeth cleaning to maintain your white fillings and overall oral health.
Please reach out to Rota Advanced Dental Care in Colorado Springs, CO, 80923, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Rota. Please call Dentist in Colorado Springs at (719) 598-1224 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.