About Tooth-Colored Fillings
One of the crucial reasons to go to a once a year dental examination is so our dentists at Dental Arts Of Windsor can spot problems, like cavities in the teeth, gum diseases, and enamel decay in their first stages. Tooth-colored fillings, also known as composite resin fillings, can fill and seal an area of the tooth that has been infected with a cavity. Tooth-colored fillings may be used to repair cracked and broken teeth, and areas of the teeth that are worn out from nail-biting, misuse, and teeth grinding. Unlike obsolete amalgams, tooth-colored fillings are created from a composite resin that is dyed to blend into the natural teeth for fillings that retain the normal appearance of the teeth. A filling is a, straightforward fix at our Windsor, CO office by our dentists. With ideal care, a filling can seal the teeth for near 10 years.
"I have been through a lot of traumatic experiences with dentists that have put me through lots of pain. I found out I needed more fillings when I began going to Dr. Barry and I was reluctant, but the process took 20 minutes for two fillings and I could sense his confidence in the matter. He acts like it’s a walk in the park and that helped me get through it. I was worried when I began going home, but after taking some ibuprofen before the feeling came back and I can officially say that that was the first experience where I had 100% no pain coming out! Not only that but every other filling I have gotten in the past requested that I make 1-5 appointments afterward in order to fix the high spots that dentists would leave. Dr. Barry got my bite feeling perfect in one try! He had got a skill."- S.W. / Google / Mar 15, 2018
"We have been with Dental Arts of Windsor for several years and would never go anywhere else! Always a great dental experience at Dental Arts of Windsor! Thank you Dr. Barry and staff got taking such wonderful care of us!"- D.G. / Google / Nov 06, 2017
"The visit was great. Rachel did a wonderful job with my cleaning and the exam. I liked the water flosser she used instead of the scraping method. I appreciate the conservative treatment approach Dr. Barry uses. Great visit! Thanks!"- S.Z. / Google / Nov 06, 2017
"Very professional and friendly."- T.K. / Google / Nov 06, 2017
"Dental Arts have always taken good. They are gentle when working. The staff is very knowledgeable and super caring. Shawn is an excellent Dentist that about your teeth. I'm I found them."- R.T. / Google / Nov 06, 2017
What to Expect
A filling can be completed while at Dental Arts Of Windsor with the patient under local anesthesia for any discomfort or anxiety. Once the patient is prepped, our dentists will use a drill to accurately take off the affected area of the tooth enamel. After that, our dentists will etch the tooth with an acid gel to safely bond the filling when it is placed. The resin is put on and hardened with a laser light. Our dentists will continue to brush on layers of resin and harden them with the light until the tooth is strong and sealed. Any additional resin can be buffed with the drill for a flat finish.
After the composite resin filling is on and dried, our dentists will polish the resin for level edges. Once the numbing agent has worn off, the patient usually has sensitivity to temperatures, tastes, pressure, and additional sensations. This sensitivity is short-lived and should not be noticeable for more than two weeks. The patient should start a consistent home mouth care program, including brushing, flossing, mouthwash, in addition to on-going professional cleanings and exams at Dental Arts Of Windsor. Our dentists will monitor the situation of the dental filling at each visit and help the patient understand when they need a fresh filling.
The majority of dental insurance providers pay a portion of the cost of a dental filling whether it is a first composite resin filling or a replacement for an older amalgam filling. Dental Arts Of Windsor will aid each individual in clarifying their dental insurancecoverage and their financial responsibility at their appointment. For patients who don't have insurance coverage, our dentists provide a variety of financial plans through Dental Arts Of Windsor in Windsor, CO.
Plan Your Procedure
Dental decay could happen to everyone, although they don't have to diminish the the appearance of the smile with fillings at Dental Arts Of Windsor in Windsor, CO. These fillings replace areas of decay and build up the tooth while matching the natural teeth to blend flawlessly. Talk to our dentists about how dental fillings can enhance the dental enamel while keeping the smile attractive!