Rochester Hills & Shelby Township Fillings
Get a Seamless, Natural Smile
At Barclay Dental, we remember the days when the only option for filling a cavity was noticeable metal fillings. Thankfully, times have changed, and we offer tooth-colored fillings that are far superior in many ways.
These fillings not only restore the strength and function of your teeth, but they also look natural and healthy, blending seamlessly with your own teeth.
Better Than Ever
Tooth-colored fillings, also known as composite fillings, are dental restorations used to repair cavities or minor tooth damage.
Unlike traditional silver amalgam fillings, tooth-colored fillings use a blend of high-quality materials, including composite resin, to closely match the color and texture of your natural teeth, resulting in a virtually invisible restoration.
Whether you have a new cavity or wish to replace existing metal fillings, tooth-colored fillings give you a solution that blends in and with your teeth and looks great.
Our composite fillings at Barclay Dental provide a much better seal for your teeth than past versions. This preventing bacteria and other debris from entering and causing further decay.
They also bond better with your remaining tooth structure, making your teeth stronger and more durable. And the best part? Tooth-colored fillings require less of your own tooth to be removed, which means you get to keep more of your natural tooth structure.
Here’s how Dr. Meri and Dr. Salem can restore your teeth with composite fillings:
1. Preparing Your Tooth
First, Dr. Salem and Dr. Meri will thoroughly examine your teeth to identify areas of decay or damage.
Then they’ll remove the decayed or compromised portion of the tooth, ensuring a clean and healthy surface for the filling. This step is performed under local anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.
2. Selecting Your Tooth Color
Next, Dr. Meri or Dr. Salem will select a shade of composite resin that closely matches the color of your natural teeth. This ensures that the filling seamlessly blends with your smile, making it virtually indistinguishable from the surrounding tooth structure.
3. Layering & Bonding
Dr. Salem or Dr. Meri will then apply the composite resin material to your affected tooth in several layers. Each layer is carefully shaped and hardened using a special curing light.
This layering technique allows Dr. Salem and Dr. Meri to precisely sculpt the filling, ensuring an optimal fit and natural appearance. The composite resin bonds tightly to your tooth structure, creating a strong and durable restoration.
4. Polishing & Finishing
Once the composite filling has hardened, Dr. Salem or Dr. Meri will polish the filling to achieve a smooth and seamless finish. This final touch ensures that the filling matches the natural sheen of your teeth, leaving you with a beautiful and natural-looking smile.
The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
One of the biggest advantages of tooth-colored fillings is that they are barely visible. Unlike metal fillings, which are easily noticeable and can be a source of embarrassment for many people, tooth-colored fillings blend in seamlessly with your own teeth.
In fact, they are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth, so you can smile, talk, and eat with confidence. So why settle for old-fashioned metal fillings when you can have tooth-colored fillings that provide superior function and aesthetics?
Talk to Us About Tooth-Colored Fillings
Don't let noticeable dental work compromise your smile's beauty and confidence. With tooth-colored fillings at Barclay Dental, you can restore your teeth discreetly and enjoy a flawless, natural-looking smile.
Take the next step towards achieving a seamless, natural-looking smile by scheduling a consultation with our experienced dentists, Dr. Salem and Dr. Meri. They’ll evaluate your oral health, discuss your goals and preferences, and provide personalized recommendations to meet your specific needs.