We offer tooth-colored fillings at our practice. Do you know much about choosing white fillings instead of amalgam (metal) fillings? If not, we are excited to share this exceptional treatment with you. In addition to addressing tooth decay and repairing your tooth, this type of dental filling offers a long list of benefits that will likely cause you to feel differently toward visiting us to fix your cavity. Not convinced you could possibly smile at the thought of scheduling a restorative visit? Never say never – you will be pleasantly surprised with what you can expect.
Explaining what makes tooth-colored fillings comfortable is best expressed by comparing them to metal fillings. You see, we use composite, which is a synthetic acrylic-resin material. This material is a poor thermal conductor, which means it will not heat up or become icy cold when you eat or drink warm or cold foods or beverages. Metal, on the other hand, is an excellent thermal conductor. The result? A white filling is much more comfortable than a metal filling since you do not need to worry about temperature-related sensitivity.
Composite is a material that bonds directly to your tooth tissue. This means that you can expect long-term wear once we place the tooth-colored filling.
They’re Safe For Most Patients
Some patients cannot receive metal fillings. Fortunately, tooth-colored fillings are metal- and mercury-free and safe for most individuals, including young children, pregnant women, and patients who are allergic to metal.
They Look Exceptional
One of the most exciting benefits of tooth-colored fillings is the way they look. We will color-match the composite to match the tissue of the tooth surrounding your cavity. As a result, your tooth will look beautifully restored.