The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
By Yoon Dentistry
October 01, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures

Need to get a dental filling? Find out why tooth-colored fillings are the best approach.

Dealing with a cavity is the last thing anyone wants to face; however, it’s one of the most common issues that both children and adults dealsmile filling with. When you come in for your routine checkup, our Ormond Beach, FL, family dentist Dr. Brian Yoon D.D.S., M.A.G.D. will look for early signs of decay. If you’ve been told that you have a cavity then you’ll also get a tooth-colored filling to restore the tooth after the cavity has been removed.

Once the decayed areas of the tooth have been removed it’s now time to restore the parts of your tooth that have been removed. Thankfully, tooth-colored fillings offer some great benefits including,

A Fast Treatment

No patient wants to come back to into the dental office unless they have to but getting a dental filling is quick and painless. The cavity is removed and the filling is placed in a single appointment.

Blends Right In

In the past, dental fillings were often made from metal amalgam, which might have been durable but were less than attractive. We know how important it is to have a smile you feel confident in even when you need dental work. Tooth-colored fillings are made from a composite resin, which is matched to the shade of your tooth before it’s applied so that it isn’t visible once placed. It will look just like real tooth enamel and you’ll get a fully restored tooth back.

Healthy Enamel Remains Intact

Since a tooth-colored filling is applied in layers, we will continue to apply layer after layer until the tooth is built back up. This means that we won’t have to remove as much of the tooth’s natural structure when placing a tooth-colored filling. This makes it an easier and more conservative treatment process.

When was the last time you saw your dentist for a cleaning? If it’s been more than six months than it’s been too long. Call Yoon Dentistry in Ormond Beach, FL, today to schedule your next checkup with dentist Dr. Brian Yoon D.D.S., M.A.G.D. Call (386) 672-2828. Your smile will thank you.