Tooth-colored dental fillings are also known as composite fillings. They are made from a plastic resin and match the color of your existing teeth. The resin is hardened to provide a strong, durable filling that can last for many years.
Benefits of tooth-colored fillings
Tooth-colored fillings are also known as composite fillings. They are made from a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture. Unlike traditional fillings, they will blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth. In this way, no one will be able to tell you’ve had a filling as they are virtually invisible to the naked eye.
Tooth-colored fillings offer several advantages over traditional silver fillings, including the following:
- They blend in with your natural teeth for a more natural appearance.
- They are resistant to staining from coffee, tea, wine, and other foods and beverages.
- They are more compatible with your natural bite force.
- They bond to your natural teeth for a secure fit.
Are tooth-colored fillings right for you?
Tooth-colored dental fillings are a good option for many patients to repair minor dental damage. The fillings closely match the color of natural tooth enamel. This makes them less noticeable compared to metal fillings. However, tooth-colored dental fillings work best on teeth that are still healthy, as decay or other damage may need to be repaired before the tooth-colored filling is placed.
How do tooth-colored dental fillings work?
We use tooth-colored dental fillings made of durable resin that is designed to match the color of your natural teeth. Once placed, the resin bonds with your tooth and provides a sturdy, long-lasting restoration.
Tooth-colored fillings Procedure
Tooth-colored fillings provide effective repair for small areas of tooth decay. They are made of durable composite resin, which is hardened with a special light. They can be color-matched to your teeth, making them nearly invisible.
You can receive tooth-colored fillings in just one visit to our office. First, we remove the portion of the tooth damaged by decay. Then, we shape your teeth and then apply an acid gel to your tooth, which roughens the surface so the resin can bond to it. We apply the resin and harden it with your curing light. Finally, the cavity is filled with a composite resin paste.
Call 34th Street Dental Care at 708-484-6576 to schedule your consultation with our dentists to learn more about our dental treatments.