Dental fillings are one of the most common yet important services we offer at Briarwood Dental. If you have a cavity that we catch early enough, a simple dental filling will restore the tooth and help you avoid the need for more extensive dental work.
Your oral health is our top priority, but we know that you want to look your best. So we’re pleased to offer natural-looking tooth-colored dental fillings that protect your oral health and look great at the same time.
Why You Need Dental Fillings
Tooth fillings are a basic dental treatment that are crucial for helping you maintain excellent oral health. Most of us will get a cavity at some point in our lives, and filling the tooth as soon as possible relieves any discomfort and prevents the decay from spreading.
If we don’t fill the tooth, and the decay spreads, your tooth will start to break down. You may get a toothache, and if the decay reaches the inside of your tooth, we would need to perform a root canal.
We don’t want you to be in pain or face the inconvenience of costly dental work. Filling a tooth as soon as we find a cavity helps prevent both from happening.
Why We Choose Tooth-Colored Fillings
If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, you’ll find a lot of exciting new changes. For example, dental materials have improved so that today we can place a dental filling that’s indistinguishable from the rest of your tooth.
The secret is the blend of materials that make up a dental filling. Tiny glass and resin particles are mixed together, and the result is a filling that closely resembles the translucency of natural dental enamel. By matching the shade of your dental filling to your tooth color, nobody will ever know you’ve had any dental work done.
Because of the way we place these fillings, we can also preserve more of the healthy structure of your tooth. This is an important consideration because the longer your tooth remains intact, the better it is for your long-term oral health.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Since tooth-colored filling material is strong, durable, and blends so well with your smile, we often use them for cosmetic purposes. This process is called cosmetic dental bonding, and it's great for concealing aesthetic flaws such as:
- Small chips, cracks, or broken teeth
- Teeth that look too small
- Uneven spacing or gaps between teeth
- Irregularly shaped teeth
- Severe teeth staining
Dental bonding is a conservative, affordable treatment, and the process is so simple that we can often repair several teeth during one appointment.
Please Contact Our Office
If you think you have a cavity and need to have a tooth filled, please call Briarwood Dental. We’ll get to the source of the problem and provide the treatment you need to regain your healthy smile.