Dentistry, like many other things, is constantly changing and improving. One area that is changed drastically is dental fillings. Traditionally made of a metal material, fillings have posed many problems. Not only do metal fillings cause controversy due to the presence of mercury, but they also do not blend with the natural tooth. Depending on the location where the filling is required, this can cause a lack of confidence or embarrassment with your smile.
Luckily, tooth-colored fillings are becoming the standard approach to fillings in modern dental care. At Magnolia Family Dental, we are proud to provide our patients with access to tooth-colored fillings as we believe they provide many benefits beyond their aesthetic appeal.
Tooth-colored fillings are typically made using a resin composite material. Not only does this material mirror the natural appearance of your tooth, but it also provides added strength and resiliency. Tooth-colored fillings are most commonly used to repair teeth that have small to medium amounts of decay or damage.
There are many reasons why we believe tooth-colored fillings are superior to their metal predecessors. Here are just a few of the ways that tooth-colored fillings benefit our patients.
The primary benefit of tooth-colored fillings is that they have a natural appearance, easily blending with the existing tooth. This creates a beautiful aesthetically pleasing smile that you can be proud to show off!
Safer for Your Teeth
Tooth-colored fillings are also safer for your teeth! Unfortunately, metal fillings have the potential to expand and contract with changes in temperature. Over time, this can cause your tooth to crack! Because tooth-colored fillings are made using a resin material, they are resistant to temperature changes, always remaining consistent in their shape and size.
Restores Strength to the Teeth
Another benefit of tooth-colored fillings is that they actually restore strength to the tooth that they repair! Because of the way they are attached to the tooth, traditional metal fillings often do not add strength to the tooth’s structure. Tooth-colored fillings, however, are bonded to the tooth, providing added strength and resilience.
Tooth-colored fillings are made using incredibly durable material. This long-lasting solution allows your filling to survive up to fifteen years! The durability of tooth-colored fillings also functions much like that of a natural tooth. This allows you to function as normal without fear of damaging the filling.
Many of us have one or several teeth that were repaired using traditional metal fillings. Whether for cosmetic or structural reasons, those metal fillings can be replaced with tooth-colored fillings! If your filling is beginning to show signs of wear and tear, replacing it with a new filling can prevent further damage or decay.
Magnolia Family Dental Care strives to offer our patients the most advanced dental technology, tools, and techniques. We believe this provides our patients with dental care options that are both highly effective and efficient. By using tooth-colored fillings, we are able to repair your smile in a way that adds both strength and beauty! Contact our team today to discuss tooth-colored fillings or our other restorative dentistry services.
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