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.
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"This is the first dentist’s office I’ve been to where I don’t dread my appointment. The staff is so incredibly friendly and Dr. Borole is very nice and professional. My hygienist remembers me and what we talked about the previous appointment. I never have to wait or pay anything additional from my insurance. The location is convenient and I highly recommend!"- S.G. / Google / Sep 20, 2018
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!