Tooth-colored fillings deliver numerous benefits. Not only do they strengthen and restore teeth weakened by decay, but they are also extremely discreet. Tooth-colored fillings blend right in with the natural teeth. Dr. Jas Arora, the experienced dentist at Oxford Smiles in Marlborough, MA, can restore damaged teeth with tooth-colored fillings.
WHAT ARE TOOTH-COLORED FILLINGS?
Tooth-colored fillings are a type of dental filling made of a composite blend of resin and glass or quartz filler. Like other types of dental fillings, they are used to fill cavities. However, they can also help strengthen teeth that are worn down, as well as repair teeth that are cracked or broken.
In some cases, it might be possible to replace older, metal fillings that have worn out with tooth-colored fillings. An advantage of replacing older fillings is that tooth-colored fillings are white and blend in with the rest of your smile, which makes them extremely discreet. The skilled dentist at our office in Marlborough can help you decide if tooth-colored fillings are the right choice for you.
BENEFITS OF TOOTH-COLORED FILLINGS
There are so many benefits to restoring damaged or decayed teeth with composite tooth-colored fillings. One of the primary advantages for many patients is the fact that these fillings are unnoticeable to others, unlike metal fillings which can be quite conspicuous.
Another advantage of tooth-colored fillings is that less drilling and fewer undercuts are needed to ensure a secure hold. Some types of dental fillings, such as the traditional amalgam ones, require quite a bit of drilling and undercuts to help the filling material remain securely in place. The composite material that comprises tooth-colored fillings actually bonds with the natural tooth for an extremely secure hold. Less drilling means more healthy tooth structure can be preserved, which is a significant advantage.
The benefits of composite tooth-colored fillings include:
- They discreetly blend in with the natural teeth
- Less drilling and fewer undercuts are needed
- More healthy tooth structure is preserved
- They strengthen and restore damaged or decayed teeth
- They prevent infection and decay from spreading to other teeth
- No risk of exposure to metals since they are composed of other materials
Tooth-colored fillings are an exciting alternative to other types of dental fillings. They effectively strengthen and restore teeth that are damaged or decayed, while also being completely discreet. To learn more about tooth-colored fillings and whether they might be right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Arora, our exceptional dentist, by calling Oxford Smiles in Marlborough, MA at (508) 251-1701.