Using tooth-colored composite fillings as an aesthetic cavity treatment

Problems such as tooth decay can happen to just about anyone. With the assistance of a trained and experienced provider such as Dr. Yvonne Caton-Hospedales, patients in and around the area of McDonough, Georgia, can obtain the care they need to bring their smiles back to health. If you have been recently diagnosed with tooth decay, you may want to ask about white fillings as an effective and safe cavity treatment.

What are tooth-colored fillings?

Our tooth-colored fillings are fillings made of composite resin. This specialized resin is a mixture of glass and plastic particles that are tinted to match the color of your natural teeth. Once the tooth-colored filling is placed in your cavity, it will be barely noticeable!

Why choose tooth-colored fillings?

There are many reasons why you might choose tooth-colored fillings over metal fillings:

  • Tooth-colored fillings will not stand out as metal fillings do.
  • Tooth-colored fillings can actually strengthen your tooth as opposed to metal fillings, which can weaken your tooth over time.
  • Tooth-colored fillings can help to prevent further decay from happening in your tooth.
  • Tooth-colored fillings do not expand and contract as other fillings might, exposing the tooth to bacteria that can cause an infection in the future.

What can I expect while getting a tooth filled?

The process of getting a tooth-colored filling is not unlike the process of getting a metal filling. First, your decayed tooth will be numbed, so you do not feel discomfort during the procedure. Next, the decay in your tooth will be removed, and your tooth will be prepped for the filling. Once your tooth is ready, the composite resin will be placed in your cavity and shaped to fit. Finally, the composite resin will be hardened with a special light. The entire process usually takes less than an hour to complete.

Learn more about tooth decay treatment today

Dr. Yvonne Caton-Hospedales and her dedicated team at Your Smile Dental Wellness Center of McDonough, GA, are here to help you in addressing areas of tooth decay. Call her office at (770) 727-3378 to schedule a consultation visit and learn more about the various ways to address issues within the smile. Her practice is located at 854 Hampton Road and accepts new patients and families seeking quality dental care under one roof!