Making cavities disappear with tooth colored composite fillings in Brookswood and Langley, BC
There was a time when cavities were almost always filled with bright silver materials, which blackened over time. Thankfully, that time has passed. Today’s dentists and patients have more options. We choose to offer composite resin dental fillings in and around the Brookswood and Langley, BC area, which match the color of your tooth enamel for an indiscernible restoration.
About composite dental fillings
A dental filling replaces a small portion of tooth enamel, usually when there is a cavity. It restores the shape and function of the tooth, as well as sealing out bacteria to prevent further decay. Our composite resin fillings do something else as well: they restore the appearance of your tooth.
The procedure is straightforward and conservative, usually completed in a single appointment.
- First your dentist will examine the tooth and take x-rays or other diagnostics if needed. The area is numbed before treatment begins for your comfort.
- The procedure starts with removing weak or diseased tooth material, while preserving as much healthy tooth structure as possible.
- Your dentist will then apply a putty-like resin material, which is color-matched to your own tooth enamel.
- The resin is shaped and hardened with a special curing light, then refined and polished.
- When complete, the restoration is indiscernible from surrounding enamel, leaving your smile beautiful, healthy, and natural looking.
Are tooth fillings right for you?
One of the most common and destructive oral health myths is that a little cavity is nothing to worry about. Maybe it doesn’t hurt, and it might not even be in a visible area. Why rush to get a filling? The answer is that small cavities don’t stay small.
Decay is caused by dental caries, which is classified as a type of oral infection. Once it sets in, it will spread. As the cavity deepens, it eventually wears through the enamel into softer underlying areas, where it spreads more quickly. Eventually, the hard material over the nerve becomes thin enough you feel sensitivity or pain. If the cavity becomes large enough to expose the nerve and other soft tissue in the center of the tooth, you will need root canal treatment.
Early treatment of a cavity prevents further damage and pain. Don’t wait. Give us a call today at (604) 409-8660 to schedule a consultation at the Langley BC office, near Brookswood.