If your tooth has a cavity, our dentists may recommend a tooth-colored filling, which is also called a composite resin. To restore the health of the tooth, your dentist will remove the damaged portion of the tooth and repair the tooth using composite resin. In our office, we offer tooth-colored (composite) dental fillings, which have many advantages. Some of these advantages include:
- Bonding to tooth structure – The composite resin forms a chemical bond with the tooth structure, which provides support for the tooth.
- Aesthetics – The shade of the composite resin can be closely matched to the color of your existing teeth. This makes tooth-colored fillings especially good for repairing front teeth and other visible parts of the teeth.
- Conservative preparation – In many cases, less tooth structure needs to be removed for a tooth-colored filling than is needed for other types of fillings.
- Versatility – In addition to being used to repair decayed teeth, tooth-colored fillings can also be used to repair teeth that are chipped, worn-down, or broken.
We encourage you to contact Pine Ridge Dental today to learn more about the benefits of a composite dental filling in Lincoln, Nebraska, and to schedule your next appointment. We look forward to improving your smile!