For patients who require a dental filling, Drs. Choi and Choi are pleased to offer tooth-colored, or composite, dental fillings in San Francisco, California. While these fillings work just like silver fillings, they are completely metal-free and blend in with your natural tooth color. This leaves you with a more aesthetic restoration that also protects your tooth. To learn more about tooth-colored dental fillings, we welcome you to call us at 415-986-1491 and schedule your appointment with our dentists today.
A dental filling is a type of dental restoration designed to repair minor tooth damage, particularly cavities. Fillings can also be used to repair teeth that are cracked or chipped. With a dental filling, our dentists can restore the shape, size, and health of your natural tooth structure, allowing your smile to maintain good health.
While silver, or amalgam, fillings have been the standard for dental fillings for many years, tooth-colored fillings are becoming increasingly popular. Also known as composite fillings, tooth-colored fillings are made to repair your damaged tooth and maintain its aesthetic appearance. Tooth-colored dental fillings have proven to be safe and durable, so you do not have to worry about compromising efficiency for good looks. With composite fillings, you get a restoration that will last for years and allow you to continue smiling with confidence.
Placing a filling requires only one visit to our dental office. Before placing the filling, our dentists will remove all decay from your tooth and clean it thoroughly. We then fill the tooth, layer by layer. Each layer is hardened with a special light to ensure that your filling remains intact. Once the treatment is complete, your new filling will resemble your tooth’s natural shape and color. Any extra material will be trimmed off, ensuring that your restoration is comfortable.
Whether you choose a tooth-colored filling to repair your tooth or want to replace an amalgam filling with a composite one, our dentists can help. There is no reason why you cannot enjoy a beautiful, healthy smile. Contact us today for more information!