Fillings in West Chester, OH
At Joel R. Koch, DDS, we combine functional dentistry with esthetics to deliver healthy and cosmetically pleasing outcomes. One example of this is our use of tooth-colored composite fillings.
Everyone deserves the freedom that comes with knowing their teeth are as healthy and beautiful as they can be. If you have a cavity but worry that everyone will notice, tooth-colored dental fillings at our West Chester dental office look like dental enamel and blend seamlessly with your smile.
Reasons to Choose Tooth-Colored Fillings
Years ago, the main material available to dentists for fillings was silver amalgam. These fillings tend to be very strong, but as they age, they can give a bluish tint to the tooth, leaving a big dark spot in your smile.
Today, Dr. Koch chooses tooth-colored fillings for our West Chester patients because they strengthen and protect a tooth from further damage. Our patients choose them because of their natural appearance and ability to blend seamlessly with the tooth being treated.
Another benefit of using tooth-colored composite fillings is that they’re made using glass and resin particles. When combined, these particles produce an appearance that is similar to the translucency of dental enamel. We can further customize your dental fillings by customizing the color to blend in with your smile.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Due to the natural-looking appearance of dental composites, Dr. Koch also uses the material to alter the shape, size, or spacing of teeth to improve their appearance. The process is called dental bonding, and we use it in many ways:
- Create seamless fillings for teeth that show when you smile
- Fill uneven gaps and spaces between teeth
- Repair broken or cracked teeth
- Fill in minor chips
- Alter the shape of irregular teeth
Maintain Healthy Tooth Structure
Tooth-colored fillings repair tooth damage, look great, and strengthen the tooth. Since we bond the material directly to the tooth structure, we don’t have to remove much of the tooth to create a strong filling. This method increases the overall strength of the tooth and maintains healthy tooth structure.
A silver filling, on the other hand, sits in a hollowed-out space inside the tooth the dentist is treating. Over time, the heavy amalgam filling can pull away from the tooth, leaving areas for bacteria to enter the tooth.
Learn More about Tooth-Colored Fillings
If you have a cavity that needs a filling, please call our West Chester, OH dental office to arrange an appointment with Dr. Koch. We think you’ll appreciate the clean and natural look of our tooth-colored fillings and the benefits they offer when compared to amalgam fillings.
Please give us a call for more information or to schedule an appointment.