Washington, PA Tooth-Colored Fillings
Occasionally, despite your best efforts to take care of your teeth with regular dental visits, proper hygiene, and a healthy diet, you may develop a cavity. Decayed teeth need to be taken care of as soon as possible to prevent more damage and protect your oral health.
Our goal is to improve the health of your smile by providing you with affordable, conservative dental treatments. Tooth-colored composite fillings allow us to remove decay and create a durable restoration that blends beautifully with your natural teeth.
At Pruce Dental, we would like for you to see us as your long-term home for exceptional dental care. But whether you are looking for a lifelong relationship with us or just need to have some immediate problems taken care of, we are here to help.
Reasons to Choose Tooth-Colored Fillings
A filling is necessary when decay attacks healthy tooth structure and creates a cavity. If we don’t remove the decay, the cavity grows and continues to eat away at your tooth, leading to toothaches and possible infection.
Until recently, the main purpose of dental fillings was to restore the health of the tooth. There wasn’t a lot of thought given to esthetics because dentists were limited by the materials that were available. But today, we have access to a more natural-looking composite material that allows us to create tooth-colored fillings that not only restore your tooth but also blend seamlessly with your smile.
Dr. Pruce chooses composite fillings for a number of reasons:
One reason we recommend composite fillings for our patients is that they can be made to closely match a tooth’s natural color. These restorations blend perfectly with surrounding dental enamel, and you really won’t be able to see the repair – just a beautiful, healthy tooth.
Since tooth-colored fillings blend so perfectly with your smile, we can also use them to address a number of cosmetic concerns using a process called dental bonding:
- Fill uneven gaps and spaces between teeth
- Repair broken or cracked teeth
- Fill in minor chips
- Alter and improve the shape of irregular teeth
Preserve Healthy Tooth Structure
Tooth-colored fillings repair the damage, look great, and strengthen the tooth. The process we use to place composite fillings reduces the amount of natural tooth structure that needs to be removed. Tooth-colored filling material bonds securely to the tooth structure, increasing the overall strength of the tooth being restored.
Learn More about Tooth-Colored Fillings
Our patients prefer tooth-colored fillings because they look clean and natural. We prefer them because they are another tool we have for protecting and improving your oral health in a conservative way.
If you would like to learn more about our tooth-colored fillings, please call our Washington dental office at (724) 942-1400 to schedule a convenient appointment.