Dental Fillings

Tooth-colored fillings, also known as composite fillings, are a popular dental treatment used to restore teeth that have been damaged by decay or trauma. These fillings are made of a durable, tooth-colored resin material that blends in seamlessly with the surrounding teeth, making them a discreet and natural-looking option for restoring oral health.

Unlike traditional metal fillings, which are made of silver amalgam and can be easily seen when you smile or speak, tooth-colored fillings are carefully matched to the shade of your natural teeth, making them virtually invisible. This means that you can restore your oral health and protect your teeth without anyone even knowing you had a dental procedure.

Tooth-colored fillings offer several benefits over traditional metal fillings. They are less invasive, as less of the tooth needs to be removed in order to place the filling. They are also less likely to cause sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, as the resin material does not conduct heat in the same way as metal fillings.

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Prior to the development of tooth-colored fillings, most dental fillings were made from amalgam, which is a mixture of metals including silver, mercury, and copper. While amalgam fillings are durable and long-lasting, they are also highly visible, and can be unsightly in the front teeth, where appearance is especially important. Another interesting fact about tooth-colored fillings is that they can be bonded directly to the tooth, which means that less healthy tooth structure needs to be removed in order to place the filling. This can help to preserve more of the natural tooth structure, and can reduce the risk of future dental problems.

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Another benefit of tooth-colored fillings is that they bond directly to the tooth, providing additional strength and support. This helps to prevent further damage or decay, and can help to prolong the life of the tooth.

Tooth-colored fillings are also easy to care for. Simply brush and floss regularly, and visit your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings to maintain the health of your teeth and fillings.

If you have a cavity or any other dental issue that requires a filling, Dr. Anjoo Ely will explain and answer all your questions about tooth-colored fillings. With their natural appearance and long-lasting durability, they are a popular and effective choice for restoring oral health and maintaining a beautiful, healthy smile.

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