At White Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we understand that keeping your smile perfectly clean and strong all the time is pretty difficult. In fact, decay and damage can happen despite everyone’s best efforts. That’s why we offer restorative options that bring back the tooth structure lost to decay or injury. In addition, these options are aesthetically pleasing and resemble natural enamel so well that no one will know that you ever had a problem in the first place.
If you have metal amalgam fillings placed in the past that marred the otherwise natural look of your smile, we have good news for you—our Goode, VA practice specializes in tooth-colored fillings. Made from quality composite resin, we precisely shade and sculpt this material over the treated area, so it beautifully blends with the enamel. Tooth-colored fillings are also more conservative than traditional ones, allowing you to maintain more of your tooth’s natural strength and structure. These tooth-colored restorations are also less sensitive to hot and cold temperatures.
In some cases, the decay or damage done to your tooth could be too advanced for composite resin to fix and fill in. When your tooth needs more support to regain its former beauty and function, we can use a dental crown. This prosthetic covers the top portion of your tooth above the gumline and provides the necessary structure so that you can continue using that tooth just as you did before.