Restore the Aesthetics of Your Smile with a Tooth-Colored Filling
When a tooth has been damaged because of decay, fillings are necessary to provide structural support, restore dental function, and prevent further damage from occurring. Dr. Joe Jeppson treats dental cavities with tooth-colored fillings at his Provo, UT, practice. Tooth-colored fillings are made from composite resin that is tinted to match the natural color of your tooth. It is important to treat a cavity as soon as possible in order to prevent tooth loss and other costly restorative treatments. At Jeppson Dental, we use advanced digital x-rays, DIAGNOdent technology, and intraoral cameras for early detection, quick diagnosis, and timely treatment.
Tooth-Colored vs. Amalgam Fillings
Dr. Jeppson provides composite resin fillings as a safer and more aesthetic approach to silver amalgam fillings. Amalgam fillings may not be the best option for patients who suffer from metal sensitivities. These silver fillings can also expand and contract with temperature changes and damage the existing tooth.
Other benefits of tooth-colored fillings include:
- Natural-looking aesthetics that will not darken the appearance of your smile
- Less tooth reshaping required, preserving more healthy tissue
- Strengthened and improved tooth structure
- Quicker recovery with less dental sensitivity post treatment
Receiving Your Dental Filling
We provide digital x-rays, intraoral cameras, and DIAGNOdent laser technology to help locate and easily detect cavities, tooth decay, and other serious oral health conditions. During an exam, Dr. Jeppson will use this state-of-the-art technology to determine the extent of decay and exact location of the cavity.
Dr. Jeppson can upload highly detailed scans and images to a chairside computer to formulate a more accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. This computer technology also provides easy viewing and magnification so he can explain any oral health conditions in detail. At Jeppson Dental, we are passionate about involving our patients in their treatment for more precise care and satisfaction.
It is important to treat a cavity as soon as possible in order to prevent tooth loss and other costly restorative treatments.
Dr. Jeppson will use a high-tech laser or dental cleaning device to remove the decayed tissue and prepare the tooth for the filling. This system provides more comfortable treatment, ensuring patients require less anesthesia. Once the tooth has been thoroughly cleaned and prepared, Dr. Jeppson will rebuild the tooth with composite resin blended to match the natural color of your dental enamel. To provide adequate strength, he will layer the composite resin and harden it with a special curing light. Dr. Jeppson will also check your bite to ensure a proper fit and remove any excess resin before polishing it for a lifelike finish. If you practice proper dental hygiene, your restoration can last for years.
Remove Decay and Rebuild Your Smile
If you are experiencing a toothache or dental sensitivity, you may be in need of a filling. Call our office at (801) 356-7701 or contact us online to schedule a dental cleaning. Our staff can assist you with scheduling an appointment. During an exam, Dr. Jeppson can diagnose dental cavities and provide same-day tooth-colored fillings to restore the form and function of your smile.