Natural Colored Tooth Fillings
While unsightly metal fillings can be rather unattractive, a tooth can be made to look like new with tooth-colored resin fillings. Whether you need treatment for small areas of decay or you need replacements for current fillings, Dr. Woodburn can give you a more natural looking, attractive, and sturdy option for your tooth fillings. Tooth colored fillings have several advantages over their silver counterparts:
- Since they are actually bonded to teeth, they are inherently stronger than silver fillings
- Less tooth structure is removed to install a white filling as opposed to a silver filling
- The bonding agent also serves as insulation, protecting the tooth from hot and cold extremes
- Often, these dental fillings can be installed in a single visit
Dr. Woodburn can provide any restorative procedure that a patient could need, and has over 30 years experience in improving patients’ oral health with fillings, crowns, inlays, and onlays. Restorations seal out bacteria and can help to restore the original shape of the tooth. The type of restoration that should be used depends upon how progressed the tooth decay has become, so patients are highly encouraged to get restorative dentistry treatment sooner rather than later to avoid more involved procedures, such as root canal therapy.