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Treat Cavities with Tooth-Colored Composite Dental Fillings

You may be slightly disappointed when your dentist says you need a dental filling to treat your cavity. However, a dental filling isn’t meant to punish or make you feel guilty about having a cavity. In contrast, it’s a way to preserve your tooth by preventing the cavity from spreading deeper.

Have you seen signs of cavities in your pearly whites? It would be best if you visited Dr. Chitra Pradeep to stop the decay. Delaying treatment leads to pain and costs you a tooth down the road! At Aqua Dental, we use tooth-colored (composite) fillings to treat cavities while preserving the natural esthetics of your teeth.

The Dental Filling Procedure

At Aqua Dental, we place composite fillings in a single appointment. First, we numb your gums around the treatment area to prevent pain during treatment. Next, we drill out a small portion of the decayed part and fill the space with composite resin. We then harden the composite resin using a curing light. Before you leave, we shape your filling until the bite feels normal. Finally, we polish your treated tooth to mimic the surrounding teeth.

Benefits of Composite Dental Fillings

Tooth-colored fillings are taking over the cavity filling field for several reasons. Unlike amalgam fillings, composite fillings are:

  • Esthetically appealing: Once your teeth are restored with composite fillings, no one can tell you ever had tooth decay. The restoration is natural, unlike silver-colored fillings that stand out in your mouth when smiling, eating, and speaking.
  • Safe: Composite fillings have no safety concerns. They neither change in size as temperatures change nor do they leak mercury vapors into your bloodstream.
  • Conservative: We preserve much of your tooth when treating it with a composite filling.

Give Cavities the Boot in Austin, Texas

Want a cavity-free smile in Austin, Texas? Please dial (512) 643-6571 to book an appointment with Aqua Dental for natural-looking dental fillings. Don’t be bothered with cavities when they are easy to treat in our dental office.