Dental fillings replace and restore the structure of your tooth when it is damaged due to decay or fracture. solidSMILES in Lewisville also replaces old, broken-down amalgam/metal fillings with more aesthetic, white fillings (composites or porcelain), restoring your teeth and smile to a more natural appearance.
Modern-day advancements reduce the embarrassment of unsightly silver fillings or metal margins used in the past. Today, dentists can eliminate the unsightly dark or black appearance in your teeth with state-of-the-art, tooth-colored resin or porcelain materials.
With the use of blue lights, the resin used in white fillings is cured so it forms a tight bond to your teeth. This bond helps the filling support the structure of your tooth, preventing cracks and fractures. From there, solidSMILES cosmetic dentist shapes and polishes the composite for a comfortable fit that limits deterioration and staining. A clear plastic coating can be placed over the filling to prevent staining from coffee, tea, and other staining beverages and food. Once applied, white tooth fillings are very difficult to notice among your normal teeth.