Tooth-Colored Fillings for Greater Heights
Studies show us that virtually everyone (over 92% of the population, to be exact) will fall victim to a cavity at one point or another throughout their life. While these areas of damage aren’t very severe, it’s still crucial to have them treated as soon as possible by trusted professionals so that the decay doesn’t worsen. Here at Sunrise Dental, Dr. Ahn, Dr. Chancellor, and Dr. Lee are happy to primarily offer tooth-colored fillings as a revitalizing and aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional amalgam fillings. Please contact us today to schedule your first appointment here at our North Houston location!
The Treatment Process
Filling a cavity is an extremely simple process, and it only requires one appointment here at Sunrise Dental. First, one of our dentists will numb the area around the affected tooth so that you can feel comfortable throughout the entire procedure. Then, they’ll remove the damaged portion of the tooth, taking care to maintain as much of the remaining healthy structure as possible. Finally, the quality composite resin material will be placed in the tooth and precisely sculpted so that it blends in with the rest of your smile. A special light will finally harden it in place, and you’re finished!
- Tooth-colored fillings are able to closely mimic the natural shade of your enamel, resulting in a beautifully lifelike appearance that patients can feel confident about.
- Composite resin bonds more easily to the tooth, allowing us to preserve more natural tooth structure.
- With traditional fillings, patients often had to struggle with their expanding and contracting when faced with changes in temperature. Tooth-colored fillings eliminate this issue and cause much less sensitivity overall.
- Composite resin is so flexible that our North Houston team can actually use them to repair cracks and fractures in addition to decay.