Dental Fillings

Walnut Creek, CA

Even with the most meticulous oral hygiene practices, tooth decay can develop, and we, at Creekside Kids Dentistry, are here to help. We are proud to offer tooth-colored fillings to restore your healthy smile with beautiful, natural-looking results. You can always count on our team for exceptional, personalized care.

What Are Dental Fillings?

Unlike the rest of the body, your teeth can't heal themselves when they are decayed or damaged. Dental fillings are materials used to repair cavities, restoring the health and function of your smile. They also offer an effective solution to restore chipped, broken, fractured, or worn teeth.

Restoring a damaged tooth with a dental filling will protect the tooth structure from further deterioration. A cavity left untreated can lead to deep decay and complications requiring root canal therapy or even extraction, which may necessitate a tooth replacement option such as a dental implant or a bridge.

Why Choose Tooth-Colored Fillings?

In the past, amalgam was the only available filling option for cavity repair. While the material is strong and durable, its silver color can detract from your smile. Moreover, silver amalgam fillings are notorious for causing cracks and fractures over time.

Today's tooth-colored fillings are constantly reinvented and improved. Its earlier versions were ideal for repairing small to mid-sized cavities exposed to moderate chewing pressure. Modern white fillings work well for any tooth, fortifying your tooth structure and preventing future decay, all with virtually unnoticeable results!

What Is the Tooth-Colored Filling Procedure?

We will start by numbing the area with a local anesthetic for your comfort. We will remove any decayed or damaged tooth structure and clean and sterilize the space. Next, we will place the tooth-colored filling material and harden it using a curing light. We will shape your restoration to resemble a natural tooth. The final step is adjusting your filling as necessary and polishing it to achieve a texture that matches your natural teeth. Repairing a damaged tooth with a tooth-colored filling will restore its natural appearance, function, and integrity!

Caring for Your Restored Teeth

Caring for teeth with dental fillings requires proper oral hygiene practices, just like your natural teeth. Brushing and flossing regularly and steering away from sugary foods or carbonated drinks will help keep dental problems at bay. If you grind your teeth in your sleep, we may recommend a custom-made mouthguard to protect your dental filling and natural tooth enamel from wear or damage.

Don't forget to schedule your routine, twice-a-year dental exams and cleanings to keep your restorations and natural teeth in tip-top shape. Caring for your oral health will lower your risk of future tooth decay and gum disease and will help you maintain a healthy, confident smile.

How We Help Our Patients Feel Right at Home

At Creekside Kids Dentistry, we strive to ensure every visit to our office is a happy, stress-free experience. Here are some ways we help our young patients feel right at home:

  • Our friendly team spares no effort to create a warm, happy atmosphere where even the most anxious patients feel safe, comfortable, and at ease.
  • We use cutting-edge technology to provide our young patients with the best possible dental experience.
  • We use visual aids and explain procedures in age-appropriate terms to help our young patients know what to expect.
  • We always take the time to answer every question and address every concern.
  • We use a variety of tools and techniques, including nitrous oxide sedation, to help our young patients relax in the dentist's chair.

Tooth-Colored Fillings Near Me in Walnut Creek, CA

Contact Creekside Kids Dentistry, in Walnut, CA, to learn more about our tooth-colored fillings and how they restore healthy, confident smiles. You can always count on us for outstanding, durable restorations using cutting-edge technology and techniques.

Call 925-465-1200 to schedule an appointment or book one online today!


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