Looking for a dentist that offers tooth-colored fillings in Baton Rouge, Louisiana? You’re in luck! Elements Dental Spa – Baton Rouge Dentist & Aesthetics Spa offers this popular cosmetic dental treatment.
Tooth-colored fillings are made from composite resin, a material that closely resembles the color and texture of natural teeth. This makes them an ideal choice for filling in cavities and other minor dental imperfections.
Fillings are used to restore teeth that have become damaged due to decay or trauma. These restorations seal a small hole in your tooth (i.e., a cavity) and prevent bacteria-induced infection from spreading.
At our Baton Rouge Restorative Dentistry, we use tooth-colored composite fillings to mimic your natural tooth’s color and restore the integrity of your tooth.
The composite material makes your restorations discreet and aesthetically beautiful.
The tooth-colored filling procedure is quick and painless. During your filling appointment, we will administer local anesthesia to numb the gums and teeth in the treatment area. After the numbness sets in and you are comfortable, we will proceed with treatment.
The composite resin that is used in tooth-colored fillings bonds to the teeth. This means that we do not have to remove as much natural tooth structure, as we would with silver amalgam or gold fillings.
This allows us to more conservatively treat your cavity and maintain more of your natural tooth structure.
Be sure to brush twice a day, floss daily, attend a dental exam, and cleaning every six months. In addition, you should avoid bad dental habits such as chewing on inedible objects like pens or your fingernails and avoid chewing on ice or hard candies, all of which can chip or dislodge your fillings.