Patients in Plano TX discovering tooth-colored composite fillings as an alternative to metal amalgam
None of us enjoy the prospect of having to visit the dentist to receive a filling. Not only do we all dread the discomfort of receiving a filling, but the appearance a metal filling provides can be unsightly. You need not worry about this any longer. Dr. Bindu Kolli at SouthFork Dental in Plano, TX provides tooth-colored composite fillings that are designed to match the shade of your tooth and are put into place with minimal discomfort.
Composite fillings are quick
Receiving a filling from Dr. Kolli is quick and you’ll not be able to believe how little discomfort is involved. You’ll be in and out of the dentist’s chair in no time and on with your day with a tooth that is pain-free and safe from further decay and nobody will be able to tell. The process involves a local anesthetic application to your gums to numb the area. Once you are numb, the infected tooth material can be removed, the tooth cleaned, and a tooth-colored composite resin applied into the cavity. This resin is shaded to match the color of your surrounding teeth and shaped so that you maintain a natural feeling bite.
Looks great and long-lasting
While traditional amalgam fillings are ugly and noticeable every time somebody gets a peek into your mouth, a tooth-colored composite filling is just the opposite. You’ll not second guess opening wide for a good yawn or laugh in fear of somebody seeing your metal filling. Another great benefit is that the composite resin is long-lasting. With proper care (which includes regular brushing, flossing, and rinsing) a composite resin filling can last up to 10 years and, sometimes, even longer. It is important to avoid some potential bad habits to make this a reality. Some of these habits include chewing on hard objects, ice, or anything else hard which could dislodge the filling.
Dr. Bindu Kolli at SouthFork Dental wants all her patients to have a healthy, happy smile. If you are looking into receiving tooth-colored composite fillings, call 469-535-6939 to schedule an appointment.