Composite restorations (tooth-colored fillings) create fillings that are not only beautiful (or unnoticeable) but also add strength to weakened teeth. These restorations are aesthetically pleasing and very strong thanks to new bonding technologies.
Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations
There are many advantages to tooth-colored restorations. Composite fillings are chemically bonded to the teeth creating a tight, superior fit to the natural tooth. Such restorations can be used in instances where much of the tooth structure has been lost. The tooth remains intact and stronger.
Some composites used in tooth-colored restorations can contain fluoride which can help prevent recurrent decay, extending the life of your restoration.
The result is a beautiful smile!
Replacing Silver Fillings with a Tooth Colored Restoration
You can have your silver fillings replaced with tooth-colored restorations.
Because silver fillings tend to expand over time the dentist will need to carefully examine your tooth once the silver filling has been removed to be sure that there are no cracks.
If there are no cracks a white filling can be applied and contoured where the silver filling was.
This new, white filling is chemically bonded to the tooth which eliminates the possibility of food and bacteria leaking into it and causing decay under the filling. This new, white filling also provides additional strength and support to the tooth’s structure.
Your teeth are restored to a natural look and feel, they are stronger and the tooth is protected!