Repair Minor Dental Damage with Beautiful, Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings

Growing up, your parents may have encouraged you to brush your teeth. If you were like most kids, you may have generally done so willingly but with a handful of moments where you fought it. During these moments, your parents may have warned that if you did not brush your teeth, you would get cavities. Brushing and flossing your teeth are important for cavity prevention, but there are some instances where children and adults may still develop a cavity. If this is you, don’t worry! Our dentists and team at Irvine Spectrum Dental offer high-quality, beautiful dental fillings to restore your smile.

When a tooth develops minor tooth decay, it is important that it be treated as soon as possible to prevent the decay from spreading and causing further damage. Teeth that have been chipped or cracked also require treatment. In any of these cases, Drs. Yuen, Tong or Yu may recommend that you receive a dental filling to restore your tooth’s and overall oral health.

diagram of a tooth fillingDrs. Yuen, Tong and Yu provide tooth-colored, or composite, dental fillings in Irvine, California. This type of filling is designed to match your unique tooth color, leaving you with natural-like results that blend in with your tooth. Many other dental practices use amalgam, or silver, fillings; however, many people have chosen to avoid amalgam fillings due to their mercury content. Our dentists and team respect your preferences and are pleased to offer composite fillings as an alternative.

During your filling appointment, our dentists will numb the area around the tooth and remove the damaged areas. Next, they will use the filling resin to fill in the hole left behind from your cavity. The resin is shaped to resemble your tooth’s size and shape, and is then hardened and adhered to your tooth. In a single appointment, your tooth’s health can be fully restored.

If you have a tooth that is causing discomfort, we encourage you to contact us at 949-387-6418 and set up your appointment to see if a dental filling is right for you.