Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings
in Jonesboro, AR

Cavities are never fun, but it’s important to treat tooth decay before it develops into a more serious issue that requires an advanced restorative service to treat. Whether you know for sure that you have a cavity or you don’t quite know what restorative treatments your smile may need, our team would be happy to help. Call our office today!

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What are the benefits of tooth-colored dental fillings?

Tooth-colored dental fillings offer several benefits compared to traditional amalgam fillings. The most obvious benefit of tooth-colored fillings is their ability to blend in seamlessly with the surrounding tooth. Tooth-colored fillings also require less removal of healthy tooth structure compared to amalgam fillings. Composite fillings can insulate against temperature changes better than amalgam fillings as well, reducing the chances of post-treatment sensitivity to hot or cold stimuli.

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What is the process for receiving a tooth-colored filling?

Once local anesthesia is administered, a dental drill is used to remove the decayed portion of the tooth and create space for the filling. The tooth is then etched with an acidic gel to create a rough surface that helps the composite material bond effectively. Then, the composite filling material is applied in layers and hardened with a special curing light. We will shape and contour the filling to match your bite and natural tooth shape. Once the filling is in place, it will be polished to provide a smooth and natural finish.

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Are cavities reversible?

It’s important to note that tooth decay is a progressive condition that, if left untreated, can worsen and lead to irreversible damage. In the very early stages of tooth decay, it may be possible to reverse the decay through proper oral hygiene practices and professional dental treatments, such as a fluoride treatment. However, once the decay has progressed and reached the dentin (the inner layer of the tooth), it cannot be reversed and will require a dental filling to repair and restore the tooth.

If you think you have a cavity, our team would be happy to help. Contact our office today to learn more about our restorative services and schedule your next visit.

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