Tooth-Colored Fillings Fountain Valley
While metal fillings have been a tried and true form of tooth repair for over a century, they can be conspicuous in the mouth. That’s why we also offer tooth-colored fillings at our Fountain Valley dental practice. These strong fillings blend right in, leaving your smile natural-looking and beautiful.
If you want more information about how you could benefit from either traditional dental fillings or tooth-colored fillings, contact our dental practice in Fountain Valley, California today to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Andrew G. Mortensen.
Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
Dr. Mortensen will recommend tooth-colored fillings when the damage or decay on the tooth’s surface is still relatively minor. Fillings restore teeth to a more healthy condition, while preventing further damage or decay from hurting teeth. Weakened teeth can be very painful, and the sensitivity to hot and cold that accompanies damaged teeth can greatly impact biting and chewing. Tooth-colored fillings also have aesthetic benefits because they blend in with the rest of your teeth, leaving your smile as beautiful as ever. Patients who have had amalgam dental fillings can also opt to have them replaced with the more attractive tooth-colored fillings.
Placing Tooth-Colored Fillings
The placement of tooth-colored fillings requires a couple of steps. First, Dr. Mortensen will identify all affected areas of the teeth that could benefit from the treatment. Any signs of decay, infection, or debris are removed and the teeth are cleaned. Then, the affected teeth are protected against moisture to ensure a strong bond with the tooth-colored fillings. A composite dental resin is applied to the affected area using strong adhesives. This is then shaped and hardened using a high-intensity dental light. When finished, the restored teeth look natural and act nearly as functional as natural teeth.
Contact Dr. Mortensen for Tooth-Colored Fillings
If you think you could benefit from replacing amalgam fillings or would like more information about tooth-colored fillings, contact our dental office in Fountain Valley today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mortensen. We are on hand to help our California patients achieve excellent oral health.