Dental fillings are provided as a way of repairing teeth that have developed minor damage or decay. This common type of dental restoration will seal off any voids or cavities that are present on a tooth. By doing this, harmful bacteria and food particles will be unable to access the inner structure of the tooth and cause serious damage. Additionally, a filling will work to strengthen the tooth and restore its general structure.
At Fairfield Smiles, we offer tooth-colored composite fillings that are durable and appear natural. Our fillings consist of a composite mixture that contains both plastic resins and silica fillers. This mixture is specifically designed to provide a natural look and to restore the strength of teeth that have been damaged. After being treated with this type of filling, the tooth will look normal, and it will function just like any healthy tooth.
The first step when we provide a dental filling is to carefully remove any decay and filling material that is present. We then thoroughly clean the tooth to ensure that no unwanted material is present. The composite filling material will then be applied so that it seals off any voids and openings that are present on the tooth. The filling material will then be allowed to harden. The process is completed by shaping and polishing the tooth so that it achieves a natural-looking appearance.
If you are suffering from a cavity or mild tooth decay, a dental filling may be able to restore your tooth. By visiting Fairfield Smiles, we can determine if a tooth-colored filling is right for you. Please call us at 203-423-3833 to schedule an appointment.