Dental fillings are needed after discovery and treatment of cavities. Fillings cover and protect the weakened sections of the tooth. Preventing bacteria and plaque from causing serious infections. Furthermore, fillings provide additional strength to the tooth. Reducing the chance of chipping or cracking that can occur to teeth after even very minor cavities.
Having fillings installed typically only takes around 20 minutes or up to an hour for the most complex procedures. Fillings are a painless procedure where the cavities are filled a composite made up of plastic and glass and then hardened using ultraviolet light.
Tooth-colored fillings are quite popular today and are frequently requested by our Tucson dental office patients. The reason for the high number of requests is that composite restoration fillings can be very closely matched to the color of existing teeth and are bonded to the tooth surface rather than being simply inserted into the tooth cavity. Our Tucson dentist, Dr. Michael Manela, can easily apply composite tooth-colored fillings so that your smile beams and is less flawed.