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Tooth-Colored Fillings for a Seamless Smile

May 19, 2019
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Posted By: Dr. Jillian Woodruff
tooth colored fillings | dentist cornelius nc

People of all ages can get cavities, but most of us want fillings that are not noticeable. No silver. No metal. We understand this concern, which is why we offer tooth-colored fillings in Cornelius, NC. Tooth-colored fillings are a practical and affordable way to give you a better-looking smile while still taking care of your cavity.

Tooth-colored fillings are made of a composite resin material that can be colored to match your teeth. These are high-quality fillings that are both sturdy and attractive.  

Composite resin is also used to bond teeth. Bonding requires spreading composite resin across a tooth to hide flaws and to reshape a tooth that is not uniform or is oddly-shaped.

Composite resin is both versatile and practical.

The Tooth-Colored Filling Process

Filling a cavity begins with an exam by our top Cornelius, NC dentist. If it is determined that you have a cavity, our dentist will numb the area thoroughly before beginning the filling process.

The first step is clearing away decay from your tooth structure to stop it from spreading and save your tooth. The next step is preparing your tooth for our high-quality resin material. After a final polish, your filling is complete!

Filling Care

Because composite resin is a strong material, you care for your filling just as you care for your teeth. Brush and floss normally!

However, we recommend that you not chew anything particularly crunchy during the hours immediately following your dental filling. Hard foods can dislodge your filling, and chewing when your mouth is still numb may cause you to bite your cheek or tongue.

Get in Touch with Cornelius Dentistry Today

If you have any questions about cavities or tooth-colored fillings, contact our Cornelius, NC dental office today. Our team is always available!

At Cornelius Dentistry, we look forward to seeing to all your dental needs.

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