Repair Your Cavities with Natural-Looking Tooth-Colored Fillings
By Dr. Nirav Patel – Dentist in Irving TX
Got a cavity?
Fortunately, you don’t have to use the old “silver amalgam” (toxic mercury!) tooth fillings of the past.
Today’s tooth-colored fillings look just like the white enamel of your natural teeth, plus, they’re safe and non-toxic.
Today’s modern tooth fillings are made of high-tech composite that is durable and strong, and looks completely natural and white like your teeth.
How Tooth-Colored Fillings Work:
Getting your tooth-colored fillings usually requires just one visit.
- First, your tooth and cavity are examined and needed repairs are determined.
- Then the composite resin is color-matched to your tooth so it looks like your existing teeth.
- After that, Dr. Patel will prepare your tooth and place the composite resin into the area left by the cavity. A special light will be used to harden or “cure” the composite resin.
- Then he will shape the resin to match the shape of your tooth for optimal appearance and bite.