Dental fillings are a restorative treatment used to repair a tooth that has been damaged by decay. Once the source of the decay or cavity has been removed, fillings are used to protect the structural integrity of the tooth and prevent further infection. A tooth-colored filling is just a filling that is made with materials that resemble the color of a natural tooth.
The first step is a comprehensive dental evaluation to identify the trouble area and determine the extent of the decay. Next, your dentist will numb the area surrounding the tooth before using specialized equipment to remove the infection. The cavity will be examined to make sure that all the decay was removed before cleaning the area. Then the tooth-colored filling will be applied in layers before using light to harden the material. Finally, the filling is shaped and polished to match the desired aesthetic.
As with most restorative treatments, fillings will last longer the better you care for them. Depending on your level of care and dental condition, tooth-colored fillings can last between ten to twelve years.
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