At Edmond Dental Center, we don’t believe that a cavity should diminish the appearance of your smile. That’s why Dr. Chandler uses natural and appealing tooth-colored fillings to restore teeth with cavities and complement your smile.
Biomimetic training also allows him to preserve as much of your natural tooth structure while delivering a durable and aesthetic filling designed to last for many years. Dr. Chandler crafts biomimetic fillings in a way that seals your tooth and protects it from infection.
Why Do I Need a Dental Filling?
A tooth that has been compromised by bacteria begins to breakdown, and eventually, it creates a cavity. If you don't treat tooth decay, it will make its way into the nerve of your tooth and cause a painful infection.
Before that happens, your Edmond dentist can remove the decayed area of your tooth and fill it with a material called composite resin that is durable, tooth-colored, and customizable, so it blends beautifully with your smile.
The Advantages of Tooth-Colored Fillings
Composite resin is a pliable material that Dr. Chandler can shape to restore your tooth. Since it’s bonded directly to your tooth, it’s much stronger and doesn’t break down with temperature changes in the mouth like metal amalgam fillings. When Dr. Chandler polishes composite, it blends seamlessly with your tooth and is not noticeable when you smile, talk, or laugh.
Composite can also be used to repair small cosmetic concerns with a process called dental bonding.
The Artistry of Dental Bonding
Composite can be added to a tooth to restore or cover many of the same issues that a veneer can repair, such as:
- Spaces between teeth
- Fractures, chips, or wear
- Irregularly shaped teeth
Dental bonding is a non-invasive procedure that we can complete during one visit to our Edmond dental office. It is also a less expensive procedure than dental veneers, making it an affordable and effective way to repair and enhance your smile.
Is It Time for Your Next Dental Checkup?
Ideally, when you visit Dr. Chandler every six months for an examination, we can often help you avoid tooth decay and cavities. In many cases, improvements to your brushing techniques, or upgrades to your home care routine, will help you reverse early signs of tooth decay and could help you avoid cavities.
You can also talk with Dr. Chandler about having a cavity prevention screening, which examines factors such as your habits, lifestyle choices, the pH balance of your mouth, and more to determine what causes your cavities. Then you can actively take steps ahead of time to ensure that cavities don’t ever develop.
Contact Edmond Dental Center to Learn More
If you have questions about tooth-colored fillings or would like to learn more about dental bonding, contact Edmond Dental Center today for more information.