Tooth-Colored Fillings in Kansas City
For decades, dentists turned to amalgam, metal to craft fillings to repair tooth decay and damage, but in addition to their less than ideal appearance, amalgam fillings also presented a number of oral health concerns. They require the removal of healthy dental structure to create ridges in the tooth to wedge the filling in place, and as the amalgam material expands and contracts, the filling may break away from or damage the tooth. That’s why we use composite resin fillings at Byars Dental. Contact our team to find out more about these tooth colored, conservative smile renewing restorations.
How it Works
Composite resin is a putty-like material that can be shaded to exactly match your natural tooth color. Once we have the right shade, we apply the resin directly to the damaged tooth where it seeps into the minute crevices and pits in teeth, so there’s no need for us to smooth away healthy dental structure. Next, we shape the resin to restore your lost tooth structure, and we apply a curing light to harden the malleable resin into position. The entire process is virtually pain less with a minimal amount of local anesthetic, and we complete the restoration in a single visit.