When decay damages the enamel of your teeth, fillings are often needed to protect the structure of the tooth, restore functionality, and relieve pain. In the past, fillings were made from amalgam (a mixture of metal materials). However, our dental team at Creekside Dentistry uses tooth-colored fillings in an effort to provide you with the latest dental technologies.
Most often made from composite resin, tooth-colored fillings offer many advantages. They improve the beauty of your smile by matching the color of your natural teeth, are free of dangerous mercury levels, and bond to your tooth structure to prevent further decay. White fillings in Fort Collins, Colorado are generally placed through the following process:
- First, Dr. Watz gently removes any damaged or decayed portion of your tooth.
- Then, your tooth is thoroughly cleaned and prepared for the filling.
- Once the filling is put in place, we will shape and polish it to fit perfectly with your bite and smile.
To learn more about tooth-colored fillings and how they can transform your smile, please call or visit our dental office today. We look forward to serving you!