Will My Dental Filling Look Natural?

Whether you’re a kid or an adult, your teeth are susceptible to cavities. However, using natural looking dental restorations, we can help return your tooth to full function and health. How do we create natural looking fillings and when should you see your Des Moines, IA, dentist?

Try Our Quiz on Dental Fillings

  1. True or False: Cavities often lead to infections.
  2. True or False: Multiple factors can lead to cavities.
  3. True or False: The fillings look natural.
  4. True or False: We repair your teeth in just one visit.

Answer Key

  1. True. Without treatment, a dental cavity continues to grow until eventually the harmful bacteria comes into contact with your inner pulp, the living tissue that keeps your tooth alive and healthy. An infection then forms, causing more serious discomfort and eventually, a greater risk of tooth loss. However, treating the initial cavity helps safeguard your smile.
  2. True. The outer layers of tooth enamel protect the tooth from decay. However, should the outer enamel erode due to poor oral hygiene or become damaged due to injury or bruxism, then bacteria reach the inner tooth structure and allows a cavity to form.
  3. True. Instead of using metal, we use a composite resin that can be shaded to match tooth structure. The material is also safe for patients of all ages, as well as pregnant women and people with metal allergies. The completed restoration will blend with the rest of your smile.
  4. True. We remove the decay and then apply the composite resin. We shape the tooth as the tooth-colored composite resin cures under a light. Finally, we polish the tooth for a more natural appearance. The entire procedure only takes one visit to complete. If you have any questions about our fillings then contact our team today.

Gateway Dental Group Offers Cavity Treatment

At Gateway Dental Group, we provide lifelike, restorative solutions to dental cavities. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Burds and his team at Gateway Dental Groupcall our office today at (515) 244-9565. Located in Des Moines, IA, we proudly welcome patients from the Des Moines area, and surrounding communities.