Restore Your Smile With Tooth-Colored Fillings
When you’re interested in maintaining the natural beauty of your smile while also eradicating decay, tooth-colored fillings from Northern Peaks Dental in Sandpoint can help!
What materials are used in tooth-colored fillings and what benefits do they provide?
Using a variety of materials that include plastic and glass, tooth-colored fillings (also known as “white” or “composite resin” fillings) are used to repair chips, cracks, and decay. They are matched to the color of your surrounding teeth so they’re more discreet than silver/amalgam options, and once in place, these filings help restore structure to your weakened tooth.
How are these fillings placed?
After the affected area is numbed with a local anesthetic, our dentist will remove any decay before preparing the area to be filled. Next, the composite resin is applied in layers and cured with a special light to harden and secure it in place. The filling is then shaped and polished for a smooth finish, and your bite is checked before the process is complete.
How long do these fillings typically last?
Tooth-colored fillings can last for 10 years or more with proper care. To keep them in good condition, it’s important to practice good oral hygiene habits by brushing twice and flossing once daily and to visit our team for regular bi-annual checkups.
At Northern Peaks Dental in Sandpoint, our team is dedicated to providing quality dental care to our patients. If you have questions about these fillings or any of our restorative services, call us today to learn more!
Contact Northern Peaks Dental About Tooth-Colored Fillings Today
- Repair a tooth that’s been damaged by decay
- Preserve more of your tooth with this restorative material
- Maintain your speaking and smiling confidence
- Experience protective benefits for many years with diligent care
- Prioritize your smile!