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Tooth Colored Fillings

Tooth Colored Fillings

Tooth colored fillings are a preferred way of treating cavities and tooth decay. Also known as composite fillings, they are crafted to match the natural color of your teeth while offering a seamless blend of function and aesthetics. Dental fillings are the perfect solution for those who wish to put oral health first while leaving the dental practice with a bright, pain-free smile.

Why Tooth-Colored Fillings?

Tooth colored fillings, also called composite fillings, are one of the more common forms of dental treatment. At Branson Family Dentistry, we provide tooth-colored dental fillings to not only restore functionality but to also restore the natural look as well. Dental fillings are usually made of composite resin, made to match your enamel and meant to barely be noticeable to others. This option is perfect for those who pay as much attention to appearance issues as to their dental health.

Procedure of Tooth Colored Fillings

At Branson Family Dentistry, upon your apopointment, Dr. Eidson and staff will examine and take x-rays of your teeth, paying extra attention to the problem area(s). Once the x-rays are examined, we’ll determine if tooth-colored fillings will be the best option for you. The dental filling appointment  typically includes removal of the decayed area, cleaning and then applying the composite resin. This resin is then matched carefully to your natural tooth color. With the help of a special light, the filling is then hardened, and polished so as to completely restore shape and function similar to that of the normal tooth.

How To Care For Your Tooth Colored Fillings

After receiving tooth colored fillings from Branson Family Dentistry, it is always important to take good care of them for them to last long. In such a case, good oral hygiene needs to be ensured. Aside from twice a day, brushing and using mouthwash could prolong the life of your filling. It is also necessary to avoid certain habits that can wear down the fillings, such as chewing on hard foods or ice. For more information on composite fillings from Branson Family Dentistry, call our clinic at (417) 336 – 4233 or fill out the contact form on our website.