Tooth-Colored Fillings

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Tooth-Colored Fillings in Aurora, CO

A Seamless-Looking Smile

Cavities are a common part of life — 92% of adults have had at least one in a permanent tooth. But cavity treatment is very important as it protects your tooth from further infection. Cavities are filled in to prevent bacteria from getting into the tooth again.

Old amalgam fillings used to be the standard, but their silver appearance is highly visible. When it’s on your back teeth people are less likely to see them, but amalgam fillings on your front teeth can wreck the appearance of your smile.

The Benefits of Composite Resin

Composite resin is an increasingly popular material for dental fillings because it can be matched exactly to the color of your teeth. That means nobody will be able to tell that you’ve had a filling and your smile will look naturally beautiful. 

These fillings are also durable and resistant to fractures, so they’ll be able to withstand the pressure of chewing your favorite foods. They can be used on the front or back teeth.

How Cavity Treatment Works

When you come in to have your cavity treated, Dr. Wolbaum will first administer a local anesthetic so you won’t feel anything during the procedure. Once you’ve been numbed, he can begin to remove any decayed parts of your tooth.

Dr. Wolbaum will then clean the affected area and fill the cleaned-out cavity with composite resin. Your tooth will look as good as new and be protected from further harm.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long do composite resin fillings last?

Most composite fillings last for about 10 to 15 years if you take good care of your teeth. After that, your filling may need to be replaced.

  • Are composite resin fillings safe?

Yes, composite resin fillings are safe. Old amalgam fillings contain mercury and can fracture, but resin fillings don’t.

  • Which filling is best for my teeth?

We recommend composite resin fillings over amalgam because they’re safer and provide you with a more beautiful smile.

Keep Your Smile Beautiful

Fillings are a minor procedure that can keep your teeth healthy, so they shouldn’t have an impact on the appearance of your smile. Composite resin fillings can keep your smile looking good and healthy.

To learn more about our fillings, call our office at (303) 766-8811 or fill out our convenient contact form and we’ll get back to you quickly.