About Tooth-Colored Fillings
One of the top reasons to schedule a yearly oral health exam is so our dentists at DentalWorks - Turkey Creek can catch issues, including dental cavities, gum disease, and tooth decay in their early stages. Tooth-colored fillings, or composite resin fillings, can fill and seal a section of the tooth enamel that has been infected with bacteria. Tooth-colored fillings can also be used to treat cracked or broken teeth, as well as teeth that have become worn down from teeth grinding, nail-biting, and misuse. Unlike previous metal fillings, tooth-colored fillings are made from a composite resin that can be colored to match the natural teeth for fillings that maintain the attractive appearance of the smile. A composite resin filling is a quick, easy treatment at our Knoxville, TN office by our dentists. With proper care, a tooth-colored filling can protect the teeth for about ten years.
"This dentist is very friendly , they speak with me with respect they understand my needs and helps me reach those needs. I can smile again and it feels great, for before I got my bridge done i hide myself from the world and couldn't be who I really was around people . I don't have no worries now :) Amazing staff, they are like my family."- C.P. / Google / Oct 08, 2017
"Fantastic doctor, love her. Very down to earth friendly and approachable. I switched when our previous dentist was way overpriced. Her rates are very good, our family has experienced a lot of dental work, from crowns to implants. But as important the staff is nice, competent and customer oriented-an important factor as I have left practitioners because of the office staff. (And I will again lol! No need here.)"- J.H. / Yelp / Oct 05, 2017
"Very fast and efficient service with friendly nurse and doctor/dentist. Also very reasonably priced with no insurance. Would recommend"- R.B. / Yelp / Sep 14, 2017
"We had a wonderful experience. My daughter has been afraid to go to the dentist again and everyone was so great with her throughout the visit. Now she's looking forward to the next time she gets to come back!"- T.K. / Google / Sep 04, 2017
"Love Cindy!!!! She's awesome, great experience. And love Dr Barole and Jessica. I think everyone is too notch!"- K.S. / Google / Sep 04, 2017
What to Expect
A tooth-colored filling can be performed in DentalWorks - Turkey Creek with the patient under sedation for any pain and discomfort. Once the patient is prepared, our dentists will use a drill to carefully remove the decayed area of the enamel. Then, our dentists will incise the dental enamel with an acid gel to help bond the tooth-colored filling when it is finished. The resin is applied and hardened with a targeted light. Our dentists will continue to place layers of resin and harden them with the light until the tooth is sturdy and capped. Any unnecessary resin can be taken off with the drill for a perfect finish.
Immediately after the tooth-colored filling is placed and fully dried, our dentists will buff the resin for smooth edges. As soon as the sedation is gone, the patient may notice sensitivity to cold, hot, pressure, sweet tastes, and more sensations. This sensitivity is temporary and should not continue for more than 1 - 2 weeks. The patient should incorporate a regular home oral care routine, including brushing and flossing, in addition to regular exams and cleanings at DentalWorks - Turkey Creek. Our dentists will evaluate the condition of the tooth-colored filling at each visit and help the patient determine when they may consider a new filling.
Most dental insurance policies cover part of the bill of a tooth-colored filling whether it is an original dental filling or a replacement for an existing silver amalgam filling. DentalWorks - Turkey Creek will help each patient in deciding their insurancecoverage and personal cost during the consultation. For patients who don't have dental insurance, our dentists have several payment and financing options through DentalWorks - Turkey Creek in Knoxville, TN.
Plan Your Procedure
Cavities can happen to anyone, but they don't have to ruin the appearance and function of the teeth with tooth-colored fillings at DentalWorks - Turkey Creek in Knoxville, TN. These fillings shield areas of decay and protect the dental enamel while matching the tooth shade to blend perfectly. Talk to our dentists about how tooth-colored fillings can repair the teeth while keeping the smile stunning!