Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Tooth-Colored Fillings

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Prosthodontist Dr. John Chen and the staff at Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics understand the importance of patient education. Good oral care is essential for one’s overall health. We know that the more knowledge our patients have about dental care, the better their oral health will likely be.

At our office, we tend to hear a lot of the same questions from our patients. For your convenience, we have included some of the more popular ones below.

You may have a question that is not on the list, and if so, we invite you to give us a call. We are happy to go over anything with you that will contribute to your good oral health. We know that educated patients make the best decisions about dental treatment, and we want you to feel confident about any recommended procedures. All of our staff is happy to take whatever time is needed to ensure you fully understand treatment options and maintain good oral health.

At Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics, we are your partner in oral health. We look forward to caring for you as well as your entire family!

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Welcome to dental fillings 101, where we’ll discuss cavities and dental fillings in Aurora, CO, providing you with all the information you need to know.

What Is a Dental Cavity?

A dental cavity means you have an area of decay on your tooth that needs treatment from your Aurora, CO dentist.

What Is a Dental Filling and What Does It Do?

After your dentist numbs the treatment area and gently clears the tooth decay, we seal it with a dental filling. A tooth-colored filling is a composite material that closes your tooth cavity aesthetically because it is designed to match your tooth.

How Do Fillings Remedy Dental Cavities?

Dental fillings, including tooth-colored fillings, close off the treated tooth and restore it to function. With a dental filling, you’ll not have to worry about decay spreading or the tooth fracturing.

How Can I Lower My Risks?

Your dentist wants you to brush and floss after each meal—or at least twice daily. Additionally, it would be best if you visited our dental office twice each year for a complete dental checkup and comprehensive teeth cleaning. These steps can significantly lower your risks for tooth decay and the need for a dental filling.

Contact Your Dentist Near Me for More Information

If it’s time for your checkup and teeth cleaning, contact a helpful team member today.

Tooth-colored fillings are an aesthetic and reliable restorative option for decayed, damaged, or stained teeth. The material that makes up the tooth-colored filling is white composite resin your dentist matches to your smile’s natural shade.

Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics in Aurora, CO, offers customized tooth-colored fillings to patients of all ages.

Dental Issues Tooth-Colored Fillings Can Fix 

Unlike silver amalgam fillings, tooth-colored fillings look natural.

These white composite fillings can also accomplish the following:

  • Restore a broken or chipped tooth 
  • Repair a decayed tooth 
  • Improve cosmetic flaws
  • Whiten a stained tooth 
  • Restore a cracked or fractured tooth
  • Fill in a gap between teeth
  • Alter the shape or size of a tooth
  • Stop dental deterioration 
  • Create a whiter, more attractive smile

Tooth-Colored Fillings in Aurora, CO

Dr. John Chen and our team start by discussing the patient’s oral health needs and aesthetic goals. We then create the shade of composite resin that will seamlessly blend in with surrounding teeth. 

Your dentist then carefully applies an adhesive and several thin layers of composite, building up the tooth. Once Dr. Chen places the filling, he hardens it using a special curing light. We finish up by polishing your tooth. 

Contact us today to learn more about tooth-colored fillings or schedule your appointment. 

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