Get a New Smile In Under An Hour
Do your tooth damage and cavities prevent you from flaunting your smile? While getting silver fillings can help fill in the cracks and prevent cavities from spreading, they can still be visible to others due to not blending naturally with your smile.
However, Dr. Villalobos provides different alternatives that protect your damaged teeth and won’t be visible to the eyes. At our Jupiter dental practice, we offer a better alternative to silver fillings: dental bonding and white fillings to repair and strengthen damaged teeth.
Natural-Looking Cavity Fillings
White fillings, also known as composite resin fillings, are a natural-looking solution that seamlessly blends with your natural tooth color. While metal fillings are effective in protecting your teeth, they’re noticeable to the eyes and can change the quality of your smile.
Not only resin is used for cavity treatment, but it can also be used for cosmetic purposes by filling up any cracks or small spots that affect your tooth’s appearance and health. The main point of these resin fillings is that they look natural so that nobody will notice you have had cavities.
White Fillings Cavity Process
Before treating the cavity, Dr. Villalobos will numb the affected area with a local anesthetic to ensure you won’t feel any discomfort during the procedure. For patients who don’t want to experience any pressure from Dr. Villalobos working on their teeth, you can check out our sedation dentistry options for a more pleasant dental experience.
Once Dr. Villalobos confirms the area is numb, he’ll begin removing the infected areas of the tooth to prevent bacteria from spreading. Afterward, the areas will be filled with composite resin and a special light is then used to harden the resin. Dr. Villalobos will make sure the resin looks and feels like your natural teeth.
Dental Bonding Can Improve Your Smile
Dental bonding is a cost-effective, non-invasive procedure used to fill the gaps in your front teeth and change their color. The procedure consists of Dr. Villalobos applying a composite resin on the affected tooth, which can be done in just one visit to our Jupiter office. The resin is molded and sculpted over an adhesive gel that’s placed over the tooth. Dr. Villalobos will then polish the newly bonded tooth to give you a fresh, new smile.
Just like white fillings, dental bonding can correct many dental problems, including:
- Cracks, chipped, or gaps in teeth
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Fillings after cavity removal
- Decayed teeth
- Small or disfigured teeth
Frequently Asked Questions
Silver fillings, also known as amalgam fillings, are made of metal alloy and are considered the best restorative solutions to cavities. However, the metal expands and contracts with the heat and cold placed in the mouth. This allows bacteria to enter a tooth once filled.
White fillings are often made in plastic or glass polymers. These cosmetic fillings allow Dr. Villalobos to fill a cavity with a substance that looks and feels just like your existing tooth structure. This restoration is created with a resin material and fits tightly into a tooth and prevents decay. Rather than a gray or silver material, the composite color is designed to match your tooth color.
Yes, white fillings are safe as there are no health risk factors, unlike amalgam fillings. White fillings help protect your teeth from bacteria getting into the vulnerable areas of your teeth.
Furthermore, these fillings are a great alternative for people allergic or sensitive to metal and/or amalgam fillings. Due to the fact white fillings are made out of plastic, these fillings won’t trigger your allergic reactions.
Yes, bonding is made of composite resins and is made to feel like and match your natural teeth. Not only does it enhance your appearance, but it can also protect your teeth from harmful bacteria. You may even forget you have bonding because it doesn’t stick out or feel unnatural!
Bonding can last for three to 10 years before needing to be touched up or replaced. To ensure long-lasting results, Dr. Villalobos recommends:
- Maintain good oral hygiene and care
- Brush twice a day
- Floss daily
- Visit Dr. Villalobos for biannual checkups and professional dental cleanings
Start Your Journey to a New Smile
Bonding and white fillings are a great way to correct many dental imperfections and give you a stunning smile. If you have any questions about bonding and white fillings, contact our Jupiter office at (561) 744-0677 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Villalobos. You can also fill out our online contact form and one of our staff will be happy to get in touch with you.