Tooth Colored Fillings
If you chip or crack one of your front or visible teeth, a tooth-colored filling can repair that tooth so that no one can tell that there was ever any damage. The old way of filling cavities involved amalgam or metal fillings. They were very visible, and there was no hiding the fact that you had them in your mouth. Tooth-colored fillings are a composite resin filling matched to your other teeth. They are mostly invisible, and no one will be able to see them unless you point it out. These fillings are usually quick and easy. But the payoffs are huge.
When are tooth colored fillings used?
These fillings can be used to close gaps between teeth. If you have a cavity due to decay, tooth-colored fillings can restore the decayed teeth. Tooth-colored fillings can be used to repair worn down teeth caused by nail biting or teeth grinding. They can fill and seal a section of the tooth enamel infected with bacteria. They look completely natural and use no mercury or metal.
What are the advantages of tooth-colored fillings?
Their biggest advantage is their natural appearance – they look and react just like your natural teeth will. They bond to the tooth structure without having to grind the tooth or apply pins. The filling will restore about 85-95% of the original strength to the tooth. If you have sensitive teeth, this composite resin will not cause you any discomfort. And if the fillings are somehow damaged, they are easy to repair.