Dental Fillings in Brown Deer, WI
In a perfect world, where you brush and floss conscientiously and keep up with semi-annual appointments, you would probably never get cavities. But unfortunately, appointments get missed, you get a little less disciplined with your brushing habits, and you end up with tooth decay.
In this case, our goal is to get you in for treatment as quickly as possible. Using state-of-the-art digital x-rays, we can identify problems in their earliest stages before they become more complicated and costly to fix.
Tooth-Colored Composite Fillings
At Lakeside Dental, we offer tooth-colored fillings because they are a conservative treatment that restores your oral health and the beauty of your smile.
The material we use for tooth-colored fillings is a composite of glass and resin particles. This gives it an appearance that closely resembles natural dental enamel and can be custom-shaded to match the color of your teeth for a seamless repair.
Composite fillings are also a healthy choice because the process we use for bonding them to your teeth does not require us to remove much structure for a secure repair. Preserving the structure of your natural teeth for as long as possible is always a priority if you want to maintain a healthy smile.
Steps for Placing a Filling
Creating a dental filling requires several steps:
- First, we ensure that you are comfortable by numbing your teeth with a topical gel. Next, we will use an anesthetic to numb the tooth so you won’t feel anything.
- Before we place the filling, the tooth is prepared with a bonding gel that creates a durable bond between the filling material and your tooth.
- The final step is to ensure that the newly filled tooth does not interfere with your dental bite. We will have you bite down on a piece of carbon paper to identify and eliminate high spots that might lead to future problems with your dental bite.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Tooth-colored composite fillings look so natural that we can use them for a process called cosmetic dental bonding. During bonding, portions of your tooth are built up or reshaped to improve the tooth’s appearance.
Using bonding, Dr. Knutsen can repair chipped or broken teeth, fill in uneven gaps and spaces, or change the shape of a tooth for a more harmonious smile. If you need several repairs, you will be happy to know that we can often repair multiple problems during one office visit.
Please Call Us for An Appointment
We want to help you understand and enjoy the benefits of excellent oral health. Seeking treatment for decay when it is still small is the best way to avoid the inconvenience and expense of more complicated problems in the future.
If you have a cavity or would like more information about cosmetic bonding, please call our Brown Deer, WI dental office. We will be happy to arrange an appointment at your convenience.