Tooth-Colored Fillings from Dr. Benzley Look and Feel Great
Cavities are one of the most common threats to your child’s growing smile, and our team is happy to help prevent them with check-ups, cleanings, and plenty of fun brushing and flossing lessons. If they still occur, though, treating them with fillings is a safe and simple process. Dr. Layne Benzley is happy to offer tooth-colored fillings that improve oral health while also allowing young smiles to stay naturally bright and beautiful. Contact our Castle Rock, CO dental practice today to schedule an appointment!
The Filling Treatment Process
After appropriately numbing the treated area, Dr. Benzley will begin by removing any and all decay portions from the tooth, taking care to save as much of its healthy structure as possible. After cleaning the tooth and ensuring that all bacteria has been removed, it’ll be time to place the composite resin and shape it so that it matches the tooth and looks natural. Once our team is satisfied with the results, the use of a special light will harden the composite resin in place. That’s all there is to it.
Tooth-colored fillings offer our young patients from Franktown, CO and beyond several great benefits, including:
- The flexibility of composite resin allows our team to be more conservative overall, meaning that more of your child’s healthy remaining tooth structure will be preserved.
- Amalgam material has the tendency to expand, contract, and generally change structure when exposed to shifts in temperature, which can cause discomfort and lead to the treated tooth becoming even more weakened. Tooth-colored fillings don’t experience this problem.
- Tooth-colored fillings can last for 15 years or longer as long as they’re cared for with routine appointments and a good oral hygiene routine at home. We’re always happy to educate your son or daughter about how to properly care for their teeth and gums!