Tooth-colored fillings are composite resin fillings that are designed to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your tooth structure. Unlike metal fillings, tooth-colored fillings will blend in perfectly with your natural teeth and aren’t as obvious as metal fillings.
Advantages of tooth-colored fillings
- Tooth-colored fillings restore cavities and damaged teeth by replacing the lost tooth structure.
- Tooth-colored fillings closely match your natural tooth color.
- Since they are naturally colored, they are more aesthetically appealing than silver amalgam fillings.
Tooth-colored fillings vs. silver fillings
White fillings are a great option if you’re not happy with the appearance of your current fillings. White fillings are also the best option if you have a lot of old silver fillings. Silver fillings are an older restoration option that can create dark, black lines around your teeth. The metal can conduct heat and cold, which can cause pain. Silver fillings can also expand and contract over time, causing the tooth to fracture.
Tooth-colored fillings, on the other hand, are safe, durable, and aesthetically appealing. They are made of a composite resin material. This material is safe and biocompatible, so it does not irritate the gums. In addition, this material bonds to your teeth, ensuring a long-lasting result.
Are tooth-colored fillings right for me?
Tooth-colored fillings, also referred to as composite fillings, are one of the best ways to restore a tooth to its natural appearance. They are made of a strong and durable plastic resin that can be bonded to your tooth and polished to look and feel just like the natural tooth enamel. They can also be used to replace old metal fillings, which can be unsightly, as well as unhealthy for your teeth.
To find out more about the dental services offered at West Lake Dental Care, call 704-483-1870 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 298 N. Hwy 16 Suite E, Denver 28037.