Dull, stained, or cracked teeth can affect your smile and your oral health, ruining both the beauty of your smile as well as hindering proper oral function. Cosmetic dentistry now provides patients with composite, or tooth-colored, fillings in Irvine, California, to cover teeth that have been damaged by fractures, cracks or even decay. This type of dental filling is designed to match the color of your natural teeth, and is created using composite materials that bond with your original tooth structure to provide a natural-looking, long-term solution. This makes composite fillings the perfect remedy to restore your smile.

What are Composite Fillings?

Tooth-colored fillings, or composite fillings, are a synthetic resin material that is both a restorative and a cosmetic solution to repair damaged teeth. The damaged portion of teeth will be cleansed, and any decay present will be removed. Later, the cleaned-out portion of the tooth will be replaced or filled with the material to restore the aesthetics of the smile.

Why choose composite fillings?

There are several types of fillings available each of which contributes to its purpose. Composite fillings are recommended because they closely matches the shade of natural teeth, giving you an aesthetic solution for the more visible areas of the teeth. Composite fillings serve many purposes. Here are a few:

  • Covering cracked or chipped teeth
  • Closing gaps between teeth
  • Repairing decayed teeth
  • Restoring worn out teeth
  • Enhancing the appearance of the smile
  • Providing stability and durability

What is the procedure that is involved in getting composite fillings?

A composite filling can generally be placed in one visit. Initially, our restorative dentist will perform an extensive oral examination to understand the depth of the damage. The tooth will be numbed prior to beginning treatment, and our restorative dentist will thoroughly clean the tooth and remove decayed and damaged tooth strucutre. We will then carefully place the composite filling, nad harden adn polish it to restore the appearance and functionality of the tooth.

After placing the filling, our team will advise you on aftercare tips to ensure that your tooth is appropriately maintained and cared for.

Request an appointment with Dr. Lydon to restore your smile today by calling Lydon Dentistry at 949-660-1321 or booking your appointment online!