Tooth-Colored Fillings: Your Invisible Cavity Solution
In the past, teeth were most commonly repaired with silver or gold fillings. Today, thanks to advances in dental materials and techniques, teeth can now be restored with the use of white or tooth-colored fillings that give the teeth a more pleasing and natural appearance.
In addition to being more attractive, tooth-colored fillings offer many advantages over traditional metal fillings. These advantages include:
- Teeth restored with tooth-colored fillings are much less sensitive to hot and cold than those restored with silver fillings.
- Tooth-colored fillings do not contain mercury, which is considered by some to be a potentially toxic substance
- Tooth-colored fillings require less removal of the tooth structure.
- This type of filling bonds directly to the enamel unlike a traditional one, enabling tooth-colored fillings to restore most of the original strength of a tooth, making them more resistant to fracture
If you have a growing cavity or wish to fix a tooth defect, tooth-colored fillings may be right for you. You can also choose to replace your old metal fillings with these simpler, more attractive fillings.
Dr. Alex Naini is committed to providing you with the most sophisticated dental care available to ensure your oral health and help you obtain the smile of your dreams. To learn more about tooth-colored fillings, visit our commonly asked questions page or contact us today to schedule a consultation.