Have you been told that you need a dental filling? If so, you may want to consider restoring your teeth using tooth-colored fillings in Murphy, TX. You will love the natural-looking results that will improve your oral health and enhance your smile. At Murphy Dental Home, we are proud to offer the best technology and techniques available to deliver quality, durable restorations. With us, you can trust that your smile is in capable, caring hands.
In the past, dentists used amalgam (silver) fillings to repair cavities. These fillings frequently caused cracks and fractures in teeth over time. Additionally, their silver color often interfered with a patient's smile.
Today, advances in modern dentistry allow us to treat decayed teeth using composite resins, also known as tooth-colored fillings. These dental restorations repair and provide durability and resistance to fracture in small to mid-sized cavities that need to withstand moderate chewing pressure.
Tooth-colored fillings are made of a ceramic and plastic compound that chemically bonds to your teeth. They are designed to deliver incredibly natural, virtually unnoticeable results. Tooth-colored fillings blend well with your natural teeth, unlike silver fillings, which are darker and can stand out in your smile.
Composite fillings allow Dr. Gandhi to preserve more of your natural tooth structure. The tooth-colored filling material bonds to the surface of a tooth like an adhesive, leaving more of your natural tooth intact while performing the procedure. The result is a natural-looking, durable, and functional restoration.
Tooth-colored restorations are made to match the color of your teeth, leaving you with a beautiful, natural-looking smile. They are also more durable and resistant to wear and tear than silver amalgam fillings. Tooth-colored restorations are directly bonded to your teeth, which fortifies your tooth structure and helps prevent future decay or cavities.
Dr. Gandhi will start the procedure with the application of a local anesthetic to numb the area so that you do not experience any discomfort. She will remove any decay and will clean and sterilize the area. She will place your tooth-colored filling in the cavity and will adjust it as necessary to ensure that it feels just like your natural teeth. The final step in your treatment is polishing your filling.
You will need to care for your restored teeth just as you would care for your natural teeth. Brush and floss your teeth regularly, and make sure to keep up with your dental exams and cleanings every six months. During your visit, Dr. Gandhi will check on your restorations to make sure they are in the best shape. Good oral hygiene practices will allow you to enjoy a healthy smile for years to come.
Contact Murphy Dental Home to learn more about tooth-colored fillings and how they can restore your beautiful smile. Dr. Gandhi and her team utilize the best technology and procedures to deliver outstanding, durable restorations. Call us and schedule your appointment today!
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