According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 96% of Americans will experience tooth decay by the time they reach 65. While Dr. Ton always strives to help patients prevent the presence of harmful bacteria through oral hygiene practices, she’s also prepared for the dreaded arrival of cavities. Thankfully, tooth-colored fillings offer a new and modern approach to repairing dental damage that’s leaps and bounds ahead of traditional amalgam. If you or a family member is in need of treatment, please don’t hesitate to contact LuxSmile Family Dentistry in Carrollton, TX.
Instead of amalgam metals, tooth-colored fillings are crafted from composite resin, which is a malleable material that comes in a wide spectrum of enamel-like shades. In most cases, the placement of a tooth-colored filling will only require a single appointment. After properly cleaning the tooth in question and removing any portions of decay, Dr. Ton will determine which shade of composite resin best matches your natural smile and then apply it to the surface, carefully sculpting it into place so that it repairs and rebuilds the natural tooth. Finally, a hi-tech curing light will harden the composite resin in place, followed by some polishing in order to ensure that the new smile addition feels smooth to the touch.