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Restorations
Tooth Colored Filling

A Tooth Colored filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc.  The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a Tooth Colored filling.

There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. You and Dr. Rube can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth. Tooth Colored fillings are the most widely placed by Dr. Rube today. Because Tooth Colored fillings are tooth colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth, and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the teeth.

As with most dental restorations, Tooth Colored fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced.  They are very durable, and will last many years, giving you a long lasting, beautiful smile.

Reasons for Tooth Colored fillings:

  • Chipped teeth.
  • Closing space between two teeth.
  • Cracked or broken teeth.
  • Decayed teeth.
  • Worn teeth.
How are Tooth Colored fillings placed?
 
Tooth Colored fillings are usually placed in one appointment.  While the tooth is numb, Dr. Rube will remove decay as necessary.  The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared before the new filling is placed.  If the decay was near the nerve of the tooth, a special medication will be applied for added protection.  The Tooth Colored filling will then be precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function.

You will be given care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment.  Good oral hygiene practices, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new fillings.



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