Receiving A Filling That Will Not Alter Your Smile

What makes you uneasy about cavity treatment? For many people, there is a fear that treatment for decay will result in a permanent cosmetic change. Having a problem addressed makes it necessary for you to receive a dental filling or dental crown—what will the presence of a restoration do to your smile? At our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office, we actually use materials that closely imitate healthy enamel and prevent these kinds of worries. For patients who have dental decay found and addressed in time, we will place dental fillings that are made with a resin substance that can actually bond to your tooth structure and match it. This means that even if the problem is in a conspicuous area, it will not mean the end of your smile as you once knew it!

Can Restorative Dentistry Help Your Oral Health Without Hurting The Way You Look?

Restorative dental work is important, as it takes on problems that will cause increasing harm to your tooth. In time, that kind of harm can lead to a painful infection and even the spread of bacteria beyond the tooth itself. Our practice takes care to offer conservative treatments for cavities and other threats. This means we preserve your healthy tooth structure and avoid making unnecessary changes to your smile. For problems that are not too severe, we are able to proceed with care using dental fillings. Fillings only cover the affected area and do not require changes to surrounding enamel. This means that much of the tooth remains unphased by care.

Proceeding With Appearance-Friendly Restorative Care

Our practice relies on a composite resin material for our fillings. What this means for you is that we are using a substance that both looks like and bonds to dental enamel. The application itself occurs after we carefully remove decayed tissues. To protect the space that had to be treated, the resin is applied directly at the site of the problem. It will harden after that application and bond while it does so. This process can be completed in one appointment, and it can be all that has to take place to ensure that your tooth is protected! We should note that you are more likely to have problems caught early when you schedule regular dental exams, which can lead to the detection and treatment of problems before they have opportunities to grow more severe.

Talk To Your Ankeny, IA Dentist About Treatment With A Lifelike Dental Filling!

Through the use of lifelike fillings made with composite resin, we can make sure that your cavity treatment is conservative and hard to detect! For more information on how we can take care of you when something is wrong with your oral health, contact Dental Impressions at (515) 965-0230 to schedule a visit.