Years ago, the only option dentists had to restore a decayed or damaged tooth was a metal filling. Today, dentists can restore a decayed tooth using tooth-colored fillings, or composite resin, that is durable, stronger and aesthetically pleasing.
At both of our facilities, North Hollywood and Monterey Park, the dentists at Pacific Dental Group offer their patients tooth-colored fillings that have certain advantages:
- They are invisible and look better than traditional metal fillings
- They are a non-invasive treatment that minimizes the risk of fracture
- They bond directly to the tooth’s surface
- They contain no mercury, like traditional fillings and are environmentally friendly.
In order to place a filling, the doctor removes the decay from the tooth and then applies the resin. The resin matches the color of your teeth, making them a perfect restoration for front or visible teeth in the back of your mouth.