Our teeth are formidable structures that can withstand quite a bit of punishment. But over the years - and due to the constant wear and tear of hard foods, sugars, and acidic substances - they can begin to exhibit signs of damage. Even if you practice good oral hygiene, you could still accidentally crack or chip a tooth or develop a cavity. Luckily, you have an answer for dental damage with Wheelock and Associates Dentistry. We offer custom composite restorations and tooth-colored fillings in Sioux City.
What are Composite Restorations?
Composite restorations are the use of tooth-colored fillings to repair dental damage caused by hard substances or seal a cavity. Historically, amalgam metal fillings were used for these procedures, but modern technology has allowed dentists to utilize superior composite materials that are safer and more effective. Our office uses composite materials to create tooth color fillings that match your natural dental appearance and hue.
What is a Dental Filling?
A dental filling is a restoration used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage. We may recommend a filling if a tooth has been damaged by decay (for example, if it has a cavity) or suffers from minor fracturing or chipping. The dental filling is used to restore the tooth to its original structure and function, and return your smile to good health.
How Does Getting Dental Fillings Work?
The process for placing a dental filling requires just one comfortable visit to our office. Our dentist will first remove the decayed and damaged portion of the tooth and then clean it to remove all traces of decay. We then fill the area with the filling material and shape it to match your tooth’s shape. Finally, the filling is hardened by our dentist for a lasting restoration.
Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
- Protect your teeth
- Repair damage
- Nearly invisible
Do You Need a Composite Restoration with Tooth-Colored Fillings in Sioux City, IA?
If one of your teeth is decayed or damaged, a dental filling may be an excellent choice for restoring your oral health and function. We invite you to call or visit us today to learn more about dental fillings and schedule your next appointment with our dentist and team. We look forward to caring for your smile!