A cavity refers to a small hole or void that develops on a tooth. They represent one the most common dental health issues, with almost everyone experiencing one at some point during their lifetime. If left untreated, cavities can be used by food particles and bacteria to access the inner area of teeth and cause serious damage. The good news is that most cavities can be fully repaired with a simple filling.
Dr. Halabo and his team are proud to provide patients with tooth-colored fillings that look incredibly natural and function well. Our fillings are comprised of a combination of quartz and glass fillers housed inside of a resin medium. They are highly resistant to fractures, and they are designed to enhance the overall strength and durability of teeth.
Unlike traditional metal fillings, tooth-colored fillings are not prone to leaking harmful materials into a person’s body. Best of all, your tooth will look no different than your other teeth, and it will be fully capable of everyday tasks like chewing food.
When applying a tooth-colored filling, the first step is to remove any visible decay and old filling material that may be on the tooth. After cleaning the tooth, our experts will carefully apply the tooth-colored filling substance and harden the material using a dental curing light. Once the material achieves the proper strength and consistency, we will polish and shape the tooth so that it achieves a natural appearance. Any tooth that has received this type of treatment can be cared for in the same way as before, and the patient will not need to make any changes to their usual brushing and flossing practices.
Dr. Halabo has been named a top dentist for 15 consecutive years! If you would like to learn more about tooth-colored fillings, please call us at (619) 427-0810 to schedule an appointment.