Advances in the field of dentistry have led to the discovery of new materials that allow for more aesthetically pleasing results from various tooth restoration procedures. Tooth-colored or white fillings have quickly become the popular treatment to repair small cavities, because the restored tooth looks natural when you talk, smile, and laugh.
Although there are several types of dental fillings, tooth-colored composite resins are the ones preferred by most patients. There are several reasons for this, including:
1. Aesthetic result
Composite resin fillings are made in a way to mimic the natural appearance of your teeth. This gives you an even smile, since people cannot detect the restored tooth, giving you more confidence.
2. Strong and tough
Composite resin fillings are strong enough to restore the form and function of a chipped or decayed tooth. Porcelain fillings provide a more durable restoration, but are more expensive. As such, they’re mostly used for repairing the back teeth.
3. Can be used to correct minor to severe cases
Tooth-colored fillings can be used to treat very small cavities that are hard to fill using other materials like amalgam. Your dentist may recommend porcelain or ceramic onlays and inlays to restore severely damaged teeth due to wear or decay. Please visit your dentist to discuss the best ways to restore your damaged teeth.
4. Easy to re-apply
Another advantage of tooth-colored composite fillings is that they are easy to repair. Fillings tend to wear over time,and may be damaged in the event of an accident. Composite fillings can be easily reapplied without having to remove the original filling.
5. Conservative treatment
There are different types of white fillings, including composite and porcelain. Composites are preferred because they’re affordable and don’t require much tooth preparation before applying the filling.
6. Affordable treatment
Composite resin fillings cost a little more than amalgam fillings, but are still very affordable for most people.
Please visit your dentist in Pilsen CHI to discuss whether tooth-colored fillings are right for you, and the best way to restore your smile.