At RiNo Dental, the days of dark, metal fillings are over. With advanced technology and modern materials at their office in Denver, Colorado, Bryant Franz, DDS, MBA, and Ellyn Thompson, DDS offer tooth-colored fillings to all of their patients. Tooth-colored fillings restore decayed teeth to their natural shape and size. They match the exact shade of your teeth, so they look natural and blend in with the rest of your smile. To schedule an appointment for a tooth-colored filling, call RiNo Dental or book a visit online today.
Fillings are dental restorations that rebuild the natural shape and size of your tooth after the team at RiNo Dental removes its decayed portion. In the past, most fillings have been made out of metal materials. When placed on your tooth, they’re noticeably dark and unnatural-looking.
At RiNo Dental, the team offers tooth-colored fillings. Also called white fillings, these restorations are made of composite resin. Resin is a material that comes in many different shades to blend in with the natural color of your teeth.
Tooth-colored fillings offer many advantages over traditional amalgam fillings, including:
Amalgam fillings consist of metals, so they look dark when you open your mouth or smile. By comparison, tooth-colored fillings look almost identical to the shade of your teeth.
The team applies composite resin as a liquid and hardens it with an LED light later. The material can fill in small crevices in a way that metal fillings can’t. As a result, the team doesn’t have to remove as much of your natural tooth structure to place a tooth-colored filling as they do with an amalgam filling.
Amalgam fillings contain mercury, which can lead to serious health complications even in small amounts. Tooth-colored fillings don’t contain mercury, so they’re safe during all stages of life, including pregnancy. Patients with metal allergies may also find white fillings more comfortable than their silver counterparts.
Removing the decayed portion of your tooth is essential when placing a filling. Once your tooth is completely free of decay, the team cleans any leftover debris to prepare for your filling. They apply the filling material in layers, ensuring every small crevice is coated and protected.
After applying a layer of composite resin, the team hardens the material with an LED light. They repeat this process until your tooth has returned to its natural shape and size.
Tooth-colored fillings strengthen and protect vulnerable teeth against further damage. To find out if composite resin fillings are right for you, call RiNo Dental or schedule an appointment online today.