Why We Offer Tooth-Colored Fillings

When patients have issues with cavities, our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office will treat them to make sure their oral health is properly preserved. Timely intervention is important—the sooner you can schedule restorative treatment, the more of your healthy enamel you can preserve. Because we provide dental fillings that match the appearance of healthy enamel, we can make sure your care has benefits for your oral health as well as your smile! To stay informed about the state of your smile, make sure you schedule dental exams on a regular basis, as they provide you with timely feedback about your well-being.

Can A Lifelike Filling Really Protect My Tooth?

If you schedule cavity treatment in time, we can restore your smile with a dental filling. This is the treatment option that preserves more of your natural tooth structure. Unlike a crown, which completely covers the tooth, a filling only needs to cover the affected area. Because we use a resin material that can match the look and texture of your enamel after hardening, we can provide care that will preserve your tooth while it also preserves the way you look!

Arranging Treatment For Your Cavity

Before you receive your restoration, your dentist will carefully tend to the site of your cavity so that bacteria and damaged enamel are removed. After taking care of the affected area, you can receive your dental filling, which will “close” the opening left behind. By providing this protection, we can keep problems from reoccurring. That means protecting you against more problems with decay, but it also means giving the tooth enough structural support to continue absorbing pressure whenever you bite and chew.

When You Require More Support Than A Filling Provides

In the event that you need more than just a filling for support, we can provide a dental crown. The advantage to using crowns is that we can preserve a tooth that has experienced more serious harm. These larger restorations are also effective at restoring teeth that are physically hurt. Different material types are available to tend to a crown, including those that can match your enamel.

Talk To Your Ankeny, IA Dentist About Receiving A Tooth-Colored Filling

Through the placement of a tooth-colored filling, your Ankeny, IA dentist can take care of you after dealing with a cavity in a way that still preserves your smile. Because we can protect your tooth without altering the way it looks, you do not have to worry that restorative work will create lasting concerns about your appearance. If you want to discuss a possible dental problem, if you are due for a dental exam, or if there is any other matter related to your smile that we can address, please contact Dental Impressions at (515) 965-0230 to schedule a visit.