Tooth-Colored Fillings & Dental Bonding in Wexford, PA

Small Cavities or Spots? No Worries

While cavities are commonly filled with silver-toned amalgam, that’s not your only option. Composite resin fillings, also known as white fillings, are a natural-looking alternative that’s color-matched to your natural tooth color.

Resin can be used for more than cavity treatment, too. Small spots or cracks that affect your tooth’s appearance or health can also be filled using this beautiful solution.

Learn how dental bonding can help maintain the appearance of your smile.

Natural-Looking Cavity Fillings

Composite resin fillings can make a big difference when compared to amalgam fillings. While the metal fillings are strong, they’re completely noticeable and can change the way your smile looks. Though they’re placed on your back teeth, your smile deserves better treatment.

Natural-looking dental fillings can be used on all teeth, but they’re especially recommended for your front teeth. They look completely natural, so nobody will be able to tell you’ve had a cavity.

The Cavity Treatment Process

To treat a cavity, Dr. Gabriel will first administer the local anesthetic. This ensures the area being treated is numb, so you won’t feel a thing during the treatment. You can also opt to receive dental sedation to feel more relaxed and help the procedure go by quicker.

Once the area is numb, Dr. Gabriel can begin removing the infected areas of the tooth to prevent the further spread of bacteria. Then, all he has to do is fill in the areas of your tooth with composite resin and use a special light to harden it. He’ll also reshape the resin to make sure it looks and feels natural.

How Dental Bonding Can Improve Your Smile

Composite resin can also be used to repair or improve small areas on your teeth. Bonding may be a great option for you if:

  • You have a small crack or chip on your tooth
  • Part of your tooth is misshapen
  • You have a small stain that’s resistant to whitening
  • You have a space between your teeth that could be filled
  • Your teeth look short and could be made to look longer

If you’re interested in dental bonding for any of these reasons or another reason, Dr. Gabriel can help you. To learn more about your options, call our office at (724) 935-2100.

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