Cavities are a very common occurrence. Your teeth are covered with enamel which is a hard, protective top layer, but when the enamel becomes weakened by acids produced by bacteria, a cavity is formed on the tooth surface. At Comfort Dental Care, we offer restoration options that can repair cavities in order to restore proper health, look and function to your teeth. Tooth-colored, or composite fillings are an exceptional solution for repairing damaged teeth in a natural looking way that adds strength to your tooth structure.
Tooth-colored fillings are made using a resin material that can be matched to the natural shade of your teeth. These fillings are free of metal and can be used to restore the natural function and shape of a tooth that is damaged or chipped.
To install a composite filling on your teeth, we will first administer local anesthesia to numb the site where the filling is needed. The decayed portion of the tooth is then removed using a dental drill, and the tooth is cleaned. A shade of composite resin is chosen to match your tooth color, and the filling is then carefully placed on the tooth. It is then shaped, buffed and polished to give the tooth a natural appearance.
Caring for your teeth after dental fillings is very important. Brush and floss regularly to prevent your teeth from decay. For more information about our restorations including natural-looking fillings, please call our friendly team at (925) 384-2284. We are located at 14850 Highway 4, Suite B, Discovery Bay, CA 94505.