Tooth-Colored Fillings in Sunnyvale
At some point, nearly every patient needs at least one filling. That's because decay is one of the most common oral health problems. Tooth decay is caused by a combination of bacteria and acid, which together wear away at the protective layer of enamel on our teeth.
Dental Filling Options
To treat decay, dentists use what's called a dental filling. In the past, dentists relied on metal fillings to treat decay. Now, however, the most common type of filling is a composite filling, also known as a tooth-colored filling. Composite fillings are of a combination of plastic and glass and can be shaded to match the color of the patient's smile, providing discreet results. Additionally, they're more supportive of the tooth's natural structure than metal fillings. As a result, Dr. Philip can leave more of your natural smile intact.
During your appointment, restorative dentist, Dr. Philip will remove the decayed portion of your tooth and apply the composite material. Once the material has been dried and shaped, you can leave our office with a restored, healthy smile in place.