The procedure of repairing or restoring a tooth damaged from dental decay has never been gentler and simpler than it is now. Thanks to the many advancements made in modern dentistry, including those practiced by our dentists near you at North County Dental Group, patients can receive dental fillings that are not only pain-free but match the color of the tooth receiving the filling as well.
In decades past, the only choices that patients had for tooth fillings were ones that did not appear natural when seen by others. Whether they were made of old-fashioned (and sometimes dangerous) metals, the dental restoration was easy to detect when patients smiled, laughed, talked, or ate. Now, with the advancements made in tooth-colored fillings from our dentists in Poway, CA, it’s possible to have cavities repaired without anyone except you and our dentists near you knowing about it!
Now considered one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry choices, tooth-colored fillings can be completed in one appointment with North County Dental Group. If, however, your dental filling is a part of a multiple treatment process, such as a root canal, additional appointment time may be needed. In either case, our dentists in Poway, CA and their dental care team will provide you with the information you need, including treatment time, so you can make the best decision for the health and appearance of your smile.
As a full-service comprehensive dental practice, you have peace of mind knowing that our dentists will provide complete information about every treatment option available. For example, a tooth-colored filling may not be the best choice for your cavity repair or restoration because composite resin may not be as durable as dental amalgam in teeth that are heavily used, such as molars. Similarly, some patients may still elect to receive a tooth-colored filling knowing that it is less durable than other materials.
The takeaway here is that we will never force patients into making a decision that they’re not comfortable with. Instead, we will present you with information so you can make the best choice for your goals and budget since some insurance companies consider tooth-colored fillings as a strictly cosmetic procedure.
Dr. Jackie Calcagno is our in-house pediatric dentist at North County Dental Group in Poway. She completed a residency in pediatric dentistry after graduating from dental school. Because of her experience and training, Dr. Jackie has a special touch with children, and understands how best to cater to their specific needs.