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Tooth-Colored Fillings in Traverse City, MI

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About Tooth-Colored Fillings

To seal cavities after they have been cleaned, tooth-colored fillings are made with a strong composite resin material to provide long-lasting protection while matching the patient's natural teeth. When a cavity is found during a dental exam at Yancho Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Traverse City, MI using digital X-rays and the DIAGNOdent tool, board-certified dentist Dr. Phillip Yancho will schedule an appointment to place the tooth-colored fillings. In addition to being more attractive, tooth-colored fillings are also more comfortable, less sensitive to hot and cold temperatures, and maintain their size unlike older metal (amalgam, silver, gold) fillings. To help his younger patients remember to brush their teeth, Dr. Yancho created the No Cavity Club with monthly prize drawings.

What to Expect

The dentist offers patients a one-of-a-kind experience when undergoing a filling procedure. Prior to the procedure, the patient’s tooth is photographed and measured to create a filling that is comfortable and matches the shade of their tooth. The filling, made of resin, is then bonded to the tooth. The procedure seeks to create a filling that perfectly fits your tooth and covers the entire area that needs protection. This procedure can cause minor pain and discomfort, so most patients will not be able to immediately return to their regular routines.

Treatment Aftercare

Following filling procedure, patients will need time, at least 1 – 3 hours, to allow their anesthesia to wear off before they can leave the office. Patients should be cautious in talking or chewing so they do not bite the inside of their mouth or tongue while the area is numb. The gums may also be tender or sore at the injection site, but this will subside in a day or so. The tooth or teeth will be sensitive to hot or cold liquids or food for a short time, this is normal and temporary. Should patients feel any extreme discomfort or unevenness in the tooth after the anesthesia has worn off, please call our office immediately. Patients should not expect to receive any medication or special instructions unless directed by the dentist during their consultation or after surgery.

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Our dental office would be honored to help you achieve the smile you’ve been dreaming of. Our tooth-colored fillings help to maintain the overall beauty of your smile as well as ensuring that you can have comfort. Schedule an appointment to see if tooth-colored filling are the right treatment for you.

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