Using tooth-colored fillings to address cavities
If you have been diagnosed with a cavity, it is critical that you address the issue as soon as possible with dental fillings. Dr. Jamie Richard and her team at Dentistry at Golden Ridge of Golden, Colorado, can educate you on the purpose of composite fillings for cavities and what to expect during your filling appointment.
Why choose fillings for tooth cavities?
A cavity is an area of decay that has extended into the deeper layers of your tooth. Fillings are designed to restore and strengthen weakened tooth enamel and protect against further decay. Composite fillings are a tooth-colored material made with powdered glass and plastic resins that blend in with natural teeth, so they appear virtually invisible when you smile.
What should I expect during my appointment?
When you arrive at Dentistry at Golden Ridge for a filling, Dr. Richard will numb the area around the cavity using a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. Dr. Richard will then use special instruments to clean away any remaining bacteria or decayed material from the affected tooth before filling it with composite resin. Lastly, she will carefully shape and polish the filling to ensure a natural-looking smile!
How long will my white fillings last?
With proper care, fillings for tooth cavities will last many years. Regular brushing, flossing, and dental visits for cleanings and examinations can extend the longevity of these restorations and ensure long-lasting care for areas of decay.
Schedule an appointment with our team today!
If you have been diagnosed with a cavity, or suspect that you have a cavity, seek treatment immediately to reduce your risk for further complications. If you are looking for composite fillings in Golden, CO, call Dentistry at Golden Ridge today to schedule an appointment. Our office is at 755 Heritage Road, Suite #120, and we can be reached by calling (303) 951-8515. The office is open to new and returning patients and families in the surrounding communities of Idaho Springs, Littleton, Morrison, and Evergreen, CO as well!