Tooth-colored fillings allow us to restore the damage that is caused by cavities and other minor forms of tooth decay. These restorations are quick and easy to provide, they offer great function, and they look natural.
A cavity is a small hole or void that develops on a tooth’s surface because of prolonged exposure from bacteria, acids and plaque. Having cavities restored as soon as they are detected is very important. The cavity will only continue to grow larger over time, and it can be used by food particles and oral bacteria to access the inside of the tooth. If this happens, more advanced treatment may be needed to restore the structure.
The fillings we provide at Westchase Smiles Institute Institute are safe and strong. Our practice offers silver filling removal services, in which we remove any previously installed silver fillings that could be releasing toxic metals. After an old filling has been removed, we will replace it with one of our natural-looking tooth-colored fillings.
Applying a dental filling is a very simple process. We start by cleaning the tooth, removing any decay and existing filling material. Next, we apply the filling substance, making sure to seal off the cavity in its entirety. The substance will be given an opportunity to dry so that it can provide strength and integrity for the rest of the tooth. The process is finished by polishing and shaping the filling so that it achieves a natural appearance like any other tooth. Following this careful process allows us to provide top-quality dental fillings every single time.