Tooth-Colored Fillings Create Natural Smiles
Tooth decay is one of the most common dental problems out there, and virtually everyone will experience at least one cavity over the course of their lives. Thankfully, placing a filling is a fast and easy procedure that can correct the damage effectively. If you’re most familiar with older, silver-colored fillings, you don’t have to worry – Dr. James Craig is happy to offer tooth-colored composite resin fillings as a superior alternative that creates seamless results. Patients can also find porcelain fillings at our Lenexa, KS practice.
Who’s a candidate for a tooth-colored dental filling?
- If you have mild to moderate tooth decay.
- If you have a current filling that’s become damaged or misaligned over time.
- If you have an amalgam filling that you’d like to replace with a more cosmetic alternative.
- If you have a minor crack or chip that needs repair, even if there’s no decay present.
The Filling Process
Thankfully, treating a cavity can be completed in just one convenient appointment. After Dr. Craig ensures your comfort with local anesthesia, he’ll carefully remove the damaged portion of the tooth while taking care to preserve as much healthy structure as he can. Once this area is fully cleaned, he’ll place the composite resin, precisely contouring it so that it matches the rest of your natural smile. Finally, a special light will harden it securely into place, completing your procedure.
In addition to their aesthetic quality, tooth-colored fillings offer patients other important benefits. Because of the lack of metal, patients won’t have to worry about oral sensitivity caused by changes in temperature. The composite resin’s flexibility also allows our team to preserve more of your natural tooth for a conservative result.
It’s time to finally achieve your best smile, and our team is here to help. Contact the dental office of Dr. James Craig today to schedule your first consultation. We’re located here in Lenexa, KS, and new patients are welcome from the surrounding areas of Shawnee, and beyond.