Tooth-Colored Fillings in Madison, AL
Our priority at Gibson Dental is to help you maintain a healthy smile by providing preventive dental services like exams and teeth cleanings. But anyone can get a cavity, and most of us will need to get a tooth filled at some point in our lives.
We offer tooth-colored fillings on the front or back teeth for patients who come to us with a cavity, a chipped tooth or have an old filling that they want us to replace. Advancements in modern technology and materials allow our dentists to deliver predictable, long-lasting results with realistic tooth-colored fillings that blend into your smile.
Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
When you get a cavity, we need to treat it as soon as possible to prevent it from spreading and damaging the tooth further. While there are still times that our dentists recommend silver fillings, most patients desire a more aesthetic solution, especially for teeth that show when they smile.
The tooth-colored fillings we offer at our Madison dental office fit this need because they are a composite material that’s blended to mimic the natural translucency of tooth enamel. Composite fillings are customizable because we can mix the material to a shade that closely matches the tooth.
When our dentists expertly place the filling in your tooth and mold it to match its form, the repair will be indistinguishable from the rest of the tooth.
It does, however, require diligence and attention to detail on the part of our dental team to provide predictable results with tooth-colored materials. Our Madison dentists take pride in having spent countless hours of time and effort in researching, learning, and honing the skills that it takes to deliver predictable, long-lasting dentistry with modern materials.
Preserves Healthy Tooth Structure
We need to provide treatments like fillings and crowns because they help us retain as much of your healthy tooth structure for as long as possible. Tooth-colored fillings are a type of restoration that allows us to accomplish that goal.
When placing any filling, the first step is to remove the tooth decay. Next, we apply a bonding agent directly to the existing tooth and expertly shapes the filling to match its form. The final step is to harden the material using a curing light.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Because of the realistic-looking nature of tooth-colored composite material, our dentists also use it to make small cosmetic repairs. This process is called dental bonding, and we often use it at Gibson Dental to fill in small chips or breaks and as a conservative and affordable alternative to porcelain veneers.
We apply the material to your tooth in the same way that we do for a filling, shaping it so that the repair is indistinguishable from the rest of the tooth.
Call to Schedule an Appointment
If you think you have a cavity and would like to learn how we use tooth-colored fillings to help our patients, please call our Madison dental office so we can schedule an appointment.