Your teeth are built-to-last. But that doesn’t mean they don’t need to be repaired or restored on occasion.
Dental fillings are a common restorative treatment when your teeth have damage caused by decay or trauma. There’s also a cosmetic benefit as well…if you select the appropriate dental filling.
Tooth-colored dental fillings provide you a more natural looking solution when you need to have a tooth filled. The materials used are designed to match the natural shade of your teeth.
The “price” of silver
Silver (amalgam) fillings have been popular for years. There were some advantages but more disadvantages have evolved including being more noticeable.
Amalgam fillings are also known to darken over time. Plus they can “leak” or require more of your tooth structure to be removed during placement.
The natural (looking) choice
Tooth-colored dental fillings improve your tooth restoration results. Your treatment need will determine the specific type of material that’s used to create the filling.
Composite resin is a top choice. The material used to craft your filling is designed to have a consistent white shade.
Porcelain is also a popular tooth-colored option. Porcelain based fillings are often used for larger fillings such as inlays and onlays and is also used for many dental crowns.
It’s important to know that you have options when you need to have a dental filling. Tooth-colored fillings can require a bit more time to prepare but the advantages are worth it.
Contact your Roswell dentist about your tooth damage or tooth decay. Schedule an oral examination to discuss your treatment options including tooth-colored dental fillings.