Tooth-Colored Fillings – Burbank, CA

Eliminating Cavities & Restoring Tooth Surface

Most patients who were experiencing cavities in the past usually needed to restore their teeth with amalgam (metal) fillings. Although this solution is cost-effective and durable, it leaves little to be desired when it comes to the appearance of your smile. This treatment also generally involved removing some of the natural tooth enamel from the affected teeth, which could increase dental sensitivity. Today, Dr. Ruiz and our team can provide tooth-colored fillings to get rid of cavities as well as maintain a more natural-looking smile! Give us a call to schedule an appointment today or read on to learn more about this restorative treatment.

Why Choose Dr. Ruiz & Associates for Tooth-Colored Fillings?

  • Natural-Looking Restorative Results
  • Comfortable & Personalized Treatment Solution
  • Accepts Insurance & Alternative Financing Plans

What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

a 3D example of tooth-colored fillings

Generally speaking, tooth-colored fillings are restorations that consist mostly of a composite resin that can be color-matched to your specific shade of tooth enamel. This means that after you have undergone the treatment, you can expect to show off completely lifelike results that seamlessly fit your smile. Due to the nature of the tooth-colored material, our team will not have to remove much or any of your natural tooth enamel to make space for the filling. This means you can preserve more of your pearly whites after the treatment.

The Process of Getting a Tooth-Colored Filling

a dentist holding a model of a tooth

Tooth-colored fillings are one of the most reliable and convenient ways to address cavities and dental decay, as the entire process can be completed in just a single appointment. Dr. Ruiz will first numb your mouth with a local anesthetic so that you don’t feel any pain or discomfort during your treatment. He’ll then remove all the decayed tissue in your tooth before sanitizing the area. Then our team will choose the best shade of composite resin to apply to your tooth for a perfect blend. We’ll make any minor adjustments before hardening and polishing the material so that your results are as natural and comfortable as possible.

The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

a dental patient giving the okay sign and smiling

With this treatment, you can expect to enjoy a variety of benefits for your oral health, including:

  • Lifelike results: Since we won’t use amalgam fillings, most people won’t even be able to tell that you’ve undergone treatment.
  • Quick and simple process: Not only is the treatment done in one visit, but some patients won’t even require local anesthesia to remain comfortable.
  • Conservative option: Unlike amalgam fillings, tooth-colored fillings won’t require us to remove as much or any of your natural tooth enamel.
  • Long-lasting solution: Tooth-colored fillings can easily last a decade or more with proper care and routine dental checkups and cleanings.