A beautiful smile is invaluable during every season of the year. With attractive pearly whites, you can smile confidently for professional Christmas family photos, for spring break pictures or for summer get-together snapshots. However, sometimes the sweet things in life – your favorite chocolate or taffy, for example – can get the best of you, and you end up with dental cavities. With tooth-colored fillings, however, your smile can maintain a natural appearance year-round.
Tooth-colored fillings, also known as composite resin fillings in dentistry, offer a natural appearance and are hard for others to notice. However, silver fillings, also known as amalgam fillings, do the opposite: They are relatively easy to spot in the mouth and often take away from your smile.
Another advantage of tooth-colored fillings is that they have become even more durable over recent years; therefore, they can be used on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. In addition, the composite resin bonds better with your teeth’s enamel. A tooth-colored filling also supports the structure of the tooth that it fills, thus preventing breakage and offering greater protection.
You can opt to get composite resin fillings when you have new cavities that need to be filled or when you simply want to replace the old, unsightly amalgam fillings in your teeth. Your dentist can easily remove your existing silver fillings and replace them with more attractive tooth-colored ones.
It is critical that you get a dental cavity filled as soon as possible because if left untreated, tooth decay can progress and cause you to experience oral complications, including tooth loss. With the help of our experienced dental team, your new tooth-colored fillings can closely match the shade of your existing teeth. Get in touch with us today to learn more about how we can keep your smile looking beautiful and natural.