Brian Bell, DDS, provides tooth-colored fillings to his patients in Lake Jackson, TX. Dental fillings are traditionally made of silver amalgam, but modern dentistry is embracing tooth-colored resin for its superior aesthetics and other benefits. If you are suffering with symptoms of a cavity, or have been diagnosed with tooth decay, Dr. Bell can provide a tooth-colored filling to restore both the health and appearance of your smile. To schedule a consultation, please contact our practice today.
Placing Tooth-colored Fillings
Dr. Bell will first examine your tooth, taking x-rays to assess the extent of decay. Before treating the cavity, Dr. Bell will select a shade of resin matched to your tooth.
Next, Dr. Bell will numb the tooth and gently remove the decayed tissue. The area is then thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, removing any bacteria and debris. The composite material is then applied in layers, and solidified with a special light. Once the cavity has been filled, he will polish the resin to achieve a smooth and natural-looking surface.
One of the most prominent benefits of tooth-colored fillings is that they provide natural-looking results. However, they provide many other important benefits that make them an increasingly popular solution among dentists and patients alike.