Erase Decay with Tooth-Colored Fillings
Cavities are an extremely common dental health issue – in fact, studies show that over 92% of adults have experienced one or more over the course of their lives. At Wharton Dental, Dr. Phil Tiet and Dr. Monica Gerges strive to correct these areas as soon as possible to prevent more significant damage to your smile down the road, and we do so with tooth-colored fillings. Compared to traditional amalgam, tooth-colored fillings are healthier, safer, and more aesthetically pleasing for our patients. Most patients can’t even distinguish them from their natural tooth enamel! Please don’t hesitate to contact Wharton Dental today if you’re need of quality restorative attention.
Our team may recommend a new, tooth-colored filling in the following situations:
- If a tooth is experiencing mild to moderate decay.
- If a tooth currently has a failing filling that needs replacement.
- If a tooth currently has an amalgam filling that the patient wants to replace with a more natural-looking alternative.
- If a tooth is suffering from a minor fracture or crack that needs attention.
The Treatment Process
Filling a cavity with a tooth-colored filling is a fast and comfortable process here in Wharton, TX. After removing the damaged portions of the tooth (while taking care to preserve as much healthy structure as possible), they’ll apply the high-quality composite resin material to the area. We’ll select the closest shade possible to your enamel and then sculpt it into place to create an even more lifelike appearance. After hardening it with a special light, patients from East Bernard, TX and surrounding areas are finished and free to return to their daily schedule with a healthier smile that looks just as great as it feels.