fillingsA filling is one of the most well-known dental procedures used to fill a hole caused by bacteria and decay within a tooth. If you have damage or decay, Dr. Jon C. Bauman might recommend that you need a filling to repair the damage to your tooth caused by a cavity. It is sometimes necessary to have a cavity filled even if you do not feel any physical pain. Our caring dentist might advise this procedure to keep further damage from occurring. Without a filling, dental pulp inside of the tooth could become infected and start to die. If not treated, this could cause the tooth to die and result in more serious and expensive dental problems.

Dr. Jon C. Bauman uses white, tooth-colored fillings that are discreet and aesthetically pleasing. White fillings are made of a composite resin that can be carefully matched to the color of your natural teeth so that they will be undetectable to others. Composite fillings are strong, durable, and attractive, and they eliminate the risk of toxicity from the mercury that silver fillings contain. Dr. Jon C. Bauman can also replace old silver fillings with safer and newer white fillings.

Modern techniques and recent technology have greatly reduced the discomfort that you will feel while receiving a filling. You may experience slight soreness and sensitivity after your procedure, but this should diminish quickly.

If you have any questions about white dental fillings in Brighton, Colorado, we invite you to call or visit us at Riverdale Dental Center for more information. We are dedicated to keeping your smile healthy and attractive!