Jowett & Lewis Family Dentistry in Topeka, KS, offers state-of-the-art tooth-colored fillings, providing a modern and aesthetic solution for treating cavities while preserving the natural appearance of your teeth. Our skilled team, including Dr. Jowett and Dr. Lewis, is committed to restoring both the health and aesthetics of your smile with these advanced fillings.
Consider a filling if you experience:
- Tooth pain or sensitivity to temperature changes or sweet foods
- Visible holes or pits in your teeth
- Dark spots or stains on the tooth surface
- Chipped or fractured teeth
- Damaged or lost existing fillings
Tooth-colored fillings are crucial for:
- Treating cavities to prevent further tooth decay
- Restoring the function and strength of the affected tooth
- Maintaining a natural and pleasing tooth appearance
- Offering a metal-free alternative to traditional amalgam fillings
Our approach includes:
- Cavity Detection: Employing advanced techniques to identify cavities.
- Tooth Preparation: Removing decay and preparing the tooth for the filling.
- Filling Placement: Applying the tooth-colored material in precise layers.
- Curing and Shaping: Using a special light to harden the filling and shaping it to fit your bite.
- Polishing: Smoothing the filling for a seamless integration with your natural tooth.
- Follow-up Care: Advising on the maintenance of your new fillings.
To minimize the need for fillings:
- Maintain diligent oral hygiene, including regular brushing and flossing
- Reduce consumption of sugary and acidic foods and drinks
- Use a mouthguard if teeth grinding is an issue
- Regular dental checkups for early detection of cavities
With proper oral care, tooth-colored fillings offer a long-lasting and cosmetically appealing solution for treating cavities.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Am I a candidate for a tooth-colored filling?
You may be a candidate for a tooth-colored filling if you have a cavity, broken tooth, or a deteriorated filling. However, tooth-colored fillings work best for small to medium areas. To determine if you are an ideal candidate for a tooth-colored filling, schedule a consultation with one of our dentists at Jowett & Lewis Family Dentistry today.
What can I expect when having a composite filling placed at Jowett & Lewis Family Dentistry?
When having a composite filling placed at Jowett & Lewis Family Dentistry, you can expect our skilled dentist to apply a local anesthetic to the affected tooth or teeth so that you’ll feel no pain during the procedure. Once your tooth is numb, our expert dentist will remove any decayed material. The remaining cavity will be filled with composite resin. Since composite resin works best when applied in thin layers, you can expect your dentist to place a layer and then harden it in place with a special curing light before placing the next layer. In most cases, it takes about 3 layers and the final layer will be polished and shaped.
What can I expect after having a tooth-colored filling placed?
After having a tooth-colored filling placed, you can expect to return to your usual routine. You will not need to follow any special instructions since your filling was hardened in placed during your appointment. In some cases, you may experience some minor tooth sensitivity while your tooth adjusts to the new filling. This should only last a few days, and any sensitivity lasting longer warrants a call to our office.
What are Tooth-Colored Fillings Made Of?
They are primarily made from composite resin, a durable material that closely mimics the appearance of natural teeth.
Yes, modern tooth-colored fillings are highly durable, suitable for most cavities, and offer a lasting solution for tooth decay.
Good oral hygiene, avoiding biting hard objects, and regular dental checkups are key to maintaining the longevity of tooth-colored fillings.
Choose Jowett & Lewis Family Dentistry in Topeka, KS, for discreet and effective cavity treatment with tooth-colored fillings. Call us at 785-272-3864 to schedule your appointment and restore the natural beauty of your smile with our advanced dental solutions.