About Tooth-Colored Fillings@headingTag>
One of the best reasons to plan an annual oral examination is so our dentists at DentalWorks - Greensboro can diagnose concerns, such as cavities, periodontal disease, and decay in their earliest stages. Tooth-colored fillings, or composite resin fillings, can fill and seal a part of the enamel that has been infected with decay. Tooth-colored fillings are also used to fix broken or cracked teeth, plus enamel that may have become damaged from nail-biting, teeth grinding, and misuse. Unlike worn out silver fillings, tooth-colored fillings are manufactured from a composite resin that are shaded to blend with the natural teeth for fillings that keep the beautiful appearance of the mouth. A tooth-colored filling is a fast, simple procedure at our Greensboro, NC office by our dentists. With correct care, a composite resin filling can restore the teeth for around a decade.
"I came in filled out some paperwork and I was waiting maybe 10 minutes at the most and was called back. The staff was extremely professional and super sweet. I got greeted by the nicest lady and my dentist and dental assistants were all very kind . I actually can't wait to go back !"- C.C. / Google / Jun 12, 2017
"DentalWorks is the BEST Dentist I have ever been to. Efficient, time sensitive, tremendous customer service. I still don't enjoy going to the dentist, but these people make the visit the most pleasant it can be!!! Highly recommend them!"- J.T. / Google / Jun 12, 2017
"My husband and I have been patients here for a couple of years and are very satisfied. Dr. Hughes and his staff are courteous and professional. Highly recommend!"- K.S. / Google / Jun 12, 2017
"Always a great time there!! The main female dentist is so awesome and relatable! She's very informative and makes the experience enjoyable! Great times! Just had my second filling today ??"- L.W. / Google / Jun 05, 2017
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What to Expect@headingTag>
A composite resin filling can be done at DentalWorks - Greensboro with the patient under anesthesia for any discomfort and pain. Once the patient is ready, our dentists will use a drill to precisely eliminate the infected area of the tooth. Next, our dentists will score the enamel with an acid gel to better bond the composite resin filling when it is completed. The resin is attached and hardened with a special light. Our dentists will continue to apply layers of resin and harden them with the light until the tooth is solid and closed. Any extra resin can be removed with the drill for a smooth finish.
Once the dental filling is applied and completely dried, our dentists will smooth the resin for even edges. After the local anesthesia wears off, the patient may have sensitivity to hot, cold, sweet tastes, pressure, and other sensations. This sensitivity is short-term and should not last for more than 1 or 2 weeks. The patient should continue a proper home dental care regime, including flossing and brushing, in addition to annual cleanings and exams at DentalWorks - Greensboro. Our dentists will check the state of the composite resin filling at each visit and help the patient decide when they should get a replacement filling.
Many dental insurance plans pay for some of the expenses of a composite resin filling whether it is a new tooth-colored filling or a replacement for an old metal amalgam filling. DentalWorks - Greensboro will assist each person in understanding their coverage and out-of-pocket expenses before the procedure. For patients who don't have insurance, our dentists offer many financing and payment choices through DentalWorks - Greensboro in Greensboro, NC.
Plan Your Procedure
Tooth decay may happen to any patient, however they don't have to blemish the function and appearance of the mouth with composite resin fillings at DentalWorks - Greensboro in Greensboro, NC. These fillings cover areas of decay and support the enamel while matching the natural color to blend seamlessly. Talk to our dentists about how composite resin fillings can restore the mouth while keeping the smile dazzling!