Tooth-colored fillings are a type of restorative treatment that work to repair and restore your teeth from minor tooth damage, such as that caused by cavities and cracking. They are designed to look and feel natural and blend in with your teeth to give you a long-lasting and beautiful solution for your smile. Also known as composite fillings, this restoration is made of a ceramic and plastic compound that chemically bonds to your teeth like an adhesive. This bonding allows our dentist to preserve more of your natural tooth structure, promoting not only a beautiful smile but also better long-term oral health.
When you receive a filling, Dr. Chris will remove any decayed and damaged tooth structure and clean the tooth. The filling is then applied to the tooth and shaped and sculpted until it matches the natural contours of the tooth. We then cure the filling with a special light and polish the tooth to complete your treatment. This entire process can be completed in a single visit to our office, and you will able to return to normal activities immediately after you leave. You may experience some sensitivity to hot and cold for a day or so following treatment, but it should subside quickly.
For more information about tooth-colored dental fillings in Laguna Niguel, California, and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chris, call Smile Moderne today at (949) 554-1563.