Fillings are used to fill in cavities and can also be used to repair cracked, broken, and worn teeth. When getting dental fillings in Boulder, Dr. Evans will numb the tooth in need of a filling and remove the decayed area. He will then prepare the area by cleaning the area, making sure any bacteria or debris is removed. The tooth colored material, composite resin, is then applied in layers and “cured” with a special light that hardens the composite material. Once that is complete Dr. Evans will shape the material by trimming off any excess material, then polish the final restoration.
ADVANTAGES OF METAL-FREE FILLINGS
Composite, tooth-colored fillings, can be closely matched to your natural tooth color and is particularly well suited for front teeth or any others that have high visibility. Tooth-colored fillings using composite materials, also requires less removal of the natural tooth material in order to place them, which can result in smaller fillings in comparison to amalgam and will actually bond itself to the tooth structure providing extra support to the tooth.