What are tooth colored fillings made of?

tooth colored fillings

Tooth colored fillings are made of composite resins and porcelains. Learn more about our tooth colored dental fillings practice in Los Angeles.

Tooth colored fillings allow you to invisibly repair and protect your damaged teeth. They replace the unattractive metal fillings giving your teeth a more natural look and feel. Tooth colored fillings are effective in restoring teeth because they resemble teeth in form and function.

What are tooth-colored fillings made of?

Most tooth colored fillings are made of composite resins or porcelain.  A composite resin is formed from silica filler particles that are encased in and bound together by a hard matrix material called BIS-GMA. The composite resin filling is widely used because it is durable, versatile and bonds firmly with the teeth.

Composite resins are fracture-resistant and can withstand chewing pressure. Tooth colored fillings look great on your teeth. They are safe, reliable and long-lasting.

How are tooth-colored fillings placed?

Tooth colored filling procedure involves chemically bonding the fillings to the teeth. In most cases, numbing (anesthetizing) of the area being restored is not required except when the tooth decay has progressed beneath the enamel into the underlying dentin layer.

During your visit, the dental decay is removed, your teeth are cleaned and a primer (weak acid) is applied to the area being restored. The purpose of the primer is to open up pores in the enamel for curing.  Once cured, the tooth-colored filling is placed inside the tooth. The tooth-colored filling is then shaped to resemble the natural structure of your tooth.  A strong curing light is applied to harden the tooth.

Dr. Heivi Kim performs comprehensive tooth colored fillings placement which includes checking to make sure fillings fit properly and conducting due diligence to ensure you can floss between your teeth the right way.  The last step involves polishing and smoothing your new dental fillings.  Once the tooth-colored fillings are securely bonded to the tooth structure, the procedure is essentially complete.

This whole procedure is carried out in just one visit but it may vary depending on how much of your tooth needs restoration.

Tooth-Colored Fillings Restoration in Los Angeles

If you suspect you might be having tooth decay, contact best family dentist Dr. Heivi Kim to have them fixed.  Scheduling a consultation with a dentist will help you determine whether tooth-colored fillings are the right option for restoring your teeth.

Dr. Heivi Kim will assess your tooth decay and fully explain the appropriate measures that should be done to help you achieve a healthy smile.

Come to Amor Kids dentistry for patient-focused dental care for you and your family. For all your tooth decay treatment and restoration in Los Angeles, you can rely on Dr. Heivi Kim for the best quality treatment.

Contact us to schedule your free appointment today.

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