Restore Appearance and Function with Tooth-Colored Fillings
If you are suffering from tooth decay, Dr. Paul C. Larsen in Bountiful, UT, can place tooth-colored fillings to strengthen your tooth and restore an attractive smile. These restorations seal spaces where infection-causing bacteria can enter, helping to prevent further damage. Our qualified team at Larsen Family Dental can evaluate your smile and help determine if dental fillings are the right solution for your unique needs. With nearly 15 years of experience, Dr. Larsen can provide high quality, personalized care during any restorative or cosmetic procedure.
Do I Need a Dental Filling?
Tooth-colored dental fillings are made of a strong composite resin and can restore the aesthetics and function of damaged teeth. Dr. Larsen may recommend these fillings for patients with small to medium-sized cavities. However, for cases involving more significant decay, patients may require root canal therapy or a dental crown.
Signs of Tooth Decay
The initial signs of tooth decay may not be immediately noticeable, which is why it is important to schedule regular checkups so we can monitor your dental health. As a cavity develops, you may experience a persistent toothache or dental sensitivity when eating hot or cold foods. You may also see pits or holes developing in your teeth. If dental decay escalates, it can lead to further damage, including:
- Decline in oral health
- Shifting teeth
- Tooth loss
- Bone deterioration
During your appointment, our team will perform a thorough examination to determine the extent of damage and the type of treatment necessary. We can treat decay quickly and efficiently before additional complications arise.
If you decide to proceed with treatment, Dr. Larsen will first administer a local anesthetic to ensure optimal comfort. He will then prepare the affected tooth by removing any decay and cleaning the area. Next, Dr. Larsen can fill the area with composite material and shine a special curing light, hardening the restoration in place. Following your procedure, Dr. Larsen can provide you with proper care instructions to preserve your new restoration.
Tooth-colored fillings are a popular choice for patients with minor tooth decay, as they provide a natural-looking results. During your appointment, Dr. Larsen can match the tooth-colored filling to surrounding teeth so that it blends seamlessly with your smile.
We can treat decay quickly and efficiently before additional complications arise.
In addition to aesthetic superiority, tooth-colored dental fillings are in line with our holistic dental practices and provide a gentler alternative for our patients. These fillings allow us to preserve as much of your natural tooth structure as possible and reduce your exposure to mercury, which is present in amalgam fillings. In addition, amalgam fillings are sensitive to temperature fluctuations, which can lead to dental cracks and additional restorative procedures. With the proper care, tooth-colored fillings can last up to 10 years.
Why Choose Larsen Family Dental
Larsen Family Dental is dedicated to providing exceptional, personalized dental care to each of our patients. If you are experiencing symptoms of tooth decay, call us today at (801) 295-8881 or contact us online.
“Larsen Family Dental is the best! I wouldn’t go anywhere else. They are all very friendly and great to work with.” -Alison