If your tooth has a cavity, our dentists may recommend a tooth-colored filling, which is also called a composite resin filling. To restore the health of the tooth, we will remove the damaged portion of the tooth and repair the tooth using composite resin. We offer tooth-colored (composite) dental fillings at Pine Ridge Dental as these have many advantages, including:
• 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 or broken.
We encourage you to contact Pine Ridge Dental today at 402-423-1100 to learn more about the benefits of a composite dental filling in Lincoln, Nebraska, and to schedule your appointment. We look forward to improving your smile!