Tooth Colored Composite Fillings
When you need to get a cavity filled, composite dental fillings or white dental fillings are the restoration of choice to seal a hole in your tooth caused by tooth decay. They are one of the most common types of dental restorations and the purpose of them is to prevent the spread of decay further into the teeth. Dr. Leedy uses a technique to restore the decayed area to the same function and aesthetics that was present prior to the decay forming. The result is a tooth colored bonded dental filling that is often very difficult to detect because the shade and contour blend beautifully into the surrounding tooth structure.
There are a variety of materials used to fill teeth. Dr. Leedy uses very strong, durable tooth colored composite resin material with natural aesthetic properties. The first step is to determine the extent of decay using x-rays and through clinical observation. Prior to the procedure, local anesthetic is very gently administered next to the tooth so that you won’t feel any discomfort. If you normally feel nervous about receiving local anesthetic, it’s possible to undergo oral conscious sedation to help you feel more relaxed. To learn more about how we help you overcome your dental anxiety go to our Oral Sedation page. After removing the tooth decay, the tooth is dried thoroughly and bonding solution is painted onto the tooth. The filling material is applied incrementally in putty form into the site and sculpted to blend into the surrounding tooth structure. A UV light is then used to harden the material and seal it into place.
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Our office is located seconds away from the Whole Foods Market in New Waverly Place!
Monday: 7 AM – 3 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM – 3 PM
Wednesday: 7 AM – 3 PM
Thursday: 7 AM – 3 PM
Select Fridays: 7 AM – 1 PM