Tooth-Colored Restorations for Cavities

The fact that tooth decay (the condition that causes cavities to form in teeth) affects nearly everyone is the reason why fillings are one of the most popular restorative dental treatments. A cavity, or hole in your tooth, develops because decay erodes your tooth structure as it progresses. After cleaning away the bacteria causing the infection, along with any tooth structure that’s been affected by the decay, we can restore the tooth by filling the cavity with tooth-colored composite resin. Compared to more traditional metal fillings, composite resin ones blend in with your tooth structure more naturally. However, that isn’t the only benefit that tooth-colored fillings provide to patients who need to restore their teeth.

Why Composite Fillings Work Better

The ability for composite resin to blend in with your tooth structure makes it a popular solution for cavity treatment as well as several types of cosmetic concerns. In the case of cavities, however, the more important benefits of tooth-colored composite resin include its ability to precisely conform to the shape of your cavity and adhere to your natural tooth structure. Accurately filling your cavity ensures that the tooth regains its structural integrity, and adhering to the tooth more securely makes the resin a better shield against decay-causing oral bacteria. For many patients, choosing a tooth-colored filling over a metal one can reduce the risks of needing root canal treatment in the future.

Ask Us About the Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

When a cavity appears in your tooth, treating it doesn’t have to require an obvious metal filling. With a composite restoration, you can restore your tooth and preserve its healthy, natural appearance. To learn more about the benefits of restoring your cavity with a tooth-colored filling, schedule a consultation by calling Newhall Dental Arts in Newhall, CA, today at (661) 259-7760.