Tooth-Colored Fillings in Washington, D.C.

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What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

When bacteria attack your enamel, dental cavities are a common problem that develops. Previously, dental cavities were filled with an amalgam material, which is a mixture of metals, like silver or mercury. Now we know that these fillings do not fuse very well with the enamel, and the mercury can be hazardous to your overall health. At Washington Elite Dentistry in Washington, D.C., our team of dentists uses tooth-colored fillings made from a composite resin to fill and protect cavities. We can also replace metal fillings with tooth-colored fillings for a safer and more attractive treatment of cavities.

What Are the Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings?

At our Washington, DC office, we aim to offer individuals modern treatments in dental treatment. Natural-looking fillings are a reliable and helpful solution, giving patients a number of perks, such as:

  • Natural look that nicely integrates with your smile
  • Protection against cavities
  • Shielding against debris and plaque buildup
  • Simple, same-day treatment that yields long-lasting protection

Am I A Candidate for Tooth-Colored Fillings?

Tooth-colored fillings usually cover the decay in the tooth once it's been treated by Dr. Bernan. Composite resin is a useful material that may be used to treat other issues with your teeth, including chips or wear on the enamel by teeth grinding (bruxism). Since the composite resin is colored to blend with your teeth, fillings can be used on both the back and front teeth for a seamless finish. If you have metal fillings, talk to Dr. Bernan about having them removed and re-done with composite resin.

What Can I Expect from Tooth-Colored Fillings?

Receiving a filling with composite resin at Washington Elite Dentistry is usually a simple process. The treatment area will be numbed before we begin. Stronger forms of sedation can be considered if you have any fears or dental anxieties to help keep you relaxed. As soon as you're ready, the infected enamel can be treated using a dental drill that we will choose based on where the cavity is located in the tooth and the level of decay. After the enamel is treated and the tooth is cleaned, the space will be filled with the composite resin and set with a special light. Then, we will polish the filling so it feels comfortable and matches your natural teeth.

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As someone who’s been a returning customer of theirs for a few years, I can say with complete confidence that WED continues to be the best of its kind! First, I’ll say that the location is convenient & easily accessible with it being right near Metro Center Station. Dr. Berman remains the best at her job, always being friendly & having a positive attitude while ensuring every procedure is completed without issues. One of their awesome staff members by the name of Marina handled my deep cleaning & is very passionate about her job. You can tell as soon as you meet her & she has this very creative way of holding you accountable for your oral hygiene that I very much like. I also have to mention Michelle, their receptionist as well. She’s very kind, knowledgeable on everything they do & will share her own personal experiences that can help ease your anxiety so when you leave, you’ll be reassured and in a much better mood than when you came in. They’re also very flexible on payment options so you don’t have to worry about paying unreasonably large amounts of money right away. To anyone who’s wants a clean, welcoming, & affordable dentistry with an overall amazing staff, I heavily encourage you to try WED!

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I had my dental work done in Serbia recently. I had a couple of issues and had to get it checked by the dentist ASAP ! Made my appointment through a friend! She highly recommended the Washington Elite Dentistry ! The front desk was able to squeeze me on the same day since it was emergency-thank you, Michelle! Dr Berman took a first look, and she was very clear about what was going on and what should be done. We did x-rays and ct scan on site. After her, Dr. Khashayar checked me as well, and he clarified situations about my implants. Any future work from now on I am doing here! Thank you

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What Can I Expect After a Tooth-Colored Filling?

You should be able to get back to your normal day after your tooth-colored filling is done, but you might notice a sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures for 1 – 3 days. You can use over-the-counter pain medication to address discomfort or inflammation; however, you shouldn't experience any serious problems. If, after a few days, the filling feels uneven or high, please call our office. Your tooth-colored filling can be cleaned by following a regular home care routine including daily flossing and brushing. During your annual dental examination, your dentist will check your filling and determine if it should be repaired or replaced at any point.

Treat Tooth Decay

When you have a cavity, it is crucial to have it addressed before it develops into a larger issue. At Washington Elite Dentistry, cavities can be fixed with tooth-colored fillings. Our team will match the color of your natural teeth so you can have a seamless smile. If you suspect you have a cavity, contact our Washington, D.C. office to schedule an exam with a member of our dental team.

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How long can I expect tooth-colored fillings to last?

The longevity of tooth-colored fillings can vary depending on several factors, such as the size of the filling, its location, and your oral hygiene practices. Generally, you can expect a tooth-colored filling to last anywhere from 5 to 15 years. Our team of dentists at Washington Elite Dentistry recommends regular dental check-ups to monitor the condition of your fillings and replace them if necessary.

Can tooth-colored fillings stain over time?

Yes, tooth-colored fillings made from composite resin can be susceptible to staining over time, especially if you frequently consume foods or drinks that are known to stain teeth, such as coffee, tea, or red wine. However, these fillings are designed to resist minor stains better than natural tooth enamel. During your regular dental visits, your dentist can polish your fillings to remove surface stains and keep them looking their best.

Are there any special cleaning instructions for tooth-colored fillings?

Generally, tooth-colored fillings don't require special cleaning routines apart from your regular oral hygiene practices. Brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing daily is usually sufficient. However, it’s still important to maintain regular dental check-ups at our dental clinic in Washington, D.C., where your dentist can ensure that your fillings and the surrounding teeth are in good condition.

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