Lifelike Fillings for All Cavities

When oral bacteria grow strong enough to affect your teeth, they produce acids that erode your tooth enamel so they can reach your tooth’s main structure. The condition, known as tooth decay, erodes your tooth structure, leaving a hole called a cavity in its wake. Dental fillings are designed to fill the cavity and replace the damaged part of your tooth structure, stopping the decay while simultaneously restoring the tooth’s strength and integrity. At our office, we utilize a biocompatible composite resin that not only effectively fills your cavity, but also blends in discreetly with your tooth structure to help your tooth maintain its healthy, natural appearance.

Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Traditionally, dental fillings have been often made from a mixture of metals known as amalgam. Metal fillings were popular because they’re durable enough to withstand consistent, intense pressure from your bite. Today, however, advanced composite resin offers the same protection for your tooth, and in many cases, is more effective at preventing the tooth from suffering further decay. In addition to being tinted to match your tooth’s color, composite resin can also be bonded to your tooth structure with more reliability, making a tighter and more effective seal against harmful oral bacteria.

Find a Better Filling for Your Cavity

Cavities are common, and treating them is a priority for many patients. With tooth-colored fillings, that treatment can improve your smile’s appearance as well as restore its health. To learn more, schedule a consultation with us by calling the office of Michael J. Young, DDS, in Lafayette, LA, today at 337-237-6453.