Essenmacher Family Dental

Tooth Colored Fillings

Tooth-Colored Fillings in Albuquerque, NM

Here at our dental practice, we offer tooth-colored fillings that are durable and aesthetically pleasing. These fillings are created using composite resin, matched to the natural color of your teeth. Composite resin is solid and durable, so you can rest assured that it will restore your tooth to its former glory and last for years. Whether you are suffering from a cavity, tooth decay, or need to repair a chip in your teeth, we can help. Contact our team at Essenmacher Family Dental today to schedule your consultation to discuss composite fillings!

Who needs a dental filling?

You may need a dental filling if you have cavities. A cavity is a hole in your tooth caused by dental decay. If you start to have sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, pain when biting or chewing, or dark spots on your teeth. Patients who have worn down teeth due to tooth grinding or clenching may benefit from a dental filling. A dental filling will restore the function and appearance of the tooth. The filling material is highly durable and is made to withstand chewing forces. There are many different dental fillings, so talk to your dentist to determine which one is best.

Common Types of Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are a standard and necessary dental procedure for treating tooth decay. There are a variety of different types of dental fillings available. In addition, not all fillings are created equal – some are better suited for certain teeth and situations than others.

Tooth-Colored Composite Fillings

Tooth-colored fillings are made of a composite resin material, which means we can match them to the color of your teeth better than other filling materials. In addition, a composite resin filling is more durable than amalgam fillings and can last up to 10 years. Your body is also less likely to react with the composite material making them a good choice for people with allergies. The Benefits of Composite Fillings: A composite filling will offer several benefits over traditional tooth filling materials. Here is what you need to know about the benefits they offer.
  • Treatment is quick and easy. Your filling can be completed in less than an hour!
  • They are less invasive and require less natural tooth structure to be removed.
  • Unlike other filling options, the filling will look like part of your natural teeth and blend seamlessly.

Gold Fillings

Gold fillings are dental restorations made of a metal alloy containing gold. Gold fillings are used to restore teeth that have been damaged by decay or infection, and they are also used to replace old fillings. Gold fillings are durable and long-lasting, and they can be very effective in restoring the appearance and function of teeth. They are also non-toxic and biocompatible, so they will not cause any irritation or allergies.

How to Care for Your Filling

Fillings are essential in preserving a patient’s oral health once a cavity or decay has set in. To ensure that your filling lasts as long as possible, follow these simple guidelines for care.
  • Brush and floss your teeth gently twice a day to remove plaque and bacteria.
  • Avoid eating sticky or hard foods that could damage the tooth and filling
  • Use a mouthguard if you play sports to avoid causing damage to the teeth and filling
  • See your dentist for regular checkups to ensure your fillings are still in good condition.

Contact Us for a Dental Filling

If you require dental fillings, we are here to help. We can custom make and color-match your filling to look as natural and seamless as possible. Our experienced dental professionals can also help you choose the right services for your specific needs to prevent future dental issues. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and see how we can improve your smile with tooth-colored fillings.