Your smile commands attention. It is often the first (and last) feature that others remember about you. Your smile’s power is fantastic when you feel great about your teeth. But it is unsettling when you lack confidence in the appearance of your teeth. At Vivid Dental, tooth-colored fillings in Houston, TX are designed to enhance your smile – not to detract from it with unnatural silver restorations made from a mix of metals (amalgams). Additionally, these cosmetic restorations to “fill in” areas damaged by tooth decay are made from safe, biocompatible materials.
These white fillings are made from a type of flexible dental plastic. This composite resin is matched by Dr. Monti Harpalani to the specific color of teeth. When expertly prepared by Dr. Harpalani, your rebuilt teeth blend in seamlessly with natural, surrounding teeth. Furthermore, composite resin contains glass compounds that mimic the unique properties of natural tooth structure; for instance, dentists who restore teeth must consider how light bounces off the surface of the tooth. The materials selected and prepared by Dr. Harpalani account for these seemingly subtle differences, which add up to the most natural results, and teeth that look no different from the healthy teeth that developed naturally in your mouth.
Here again, composite resin or tooth-colored fillings are a great option to treat cavities because they are durable and preserve maximum natural structure. Modern composite formulations have been developed to sustain wear and tear. In the past, unnatural looking gold or other metals may have been recommended to fill in decayed areas within back teeth. Now, these composites balance beauty and strength, which makes them appropriate even for molars that bear the brunt of the pressure from mashing and grinding down food. These white fillings are also a conservative alternative to amalgams, which may require the removal of more than a third of the tooth’s structure to repair a pinhead-sized cavity.
Composite resin fillings are simple and straightforward and may restore your tooth’s appearance and health in a single, well-tolerated appointment at the office of Vivid Dental in Houston, TX. Call 281-809-4902 to schedule your visit with Dr. Harpalani.