What Are Tooth Colored Fillings?
July 10, 2018
Tooth-colored fillings are a discreet option for filling cavities in teeth. These fillings are made from a safe plastic resin material that can be color matched to your teeth. An advantage of tooth-colored fillings is that they blend in with your natural teeth so no one will know you have fillings. At Park Crossing Dentistry, Dr. Richard Bateman, Dr. Joshua Neubauer, and Dr. Emerald Powell are your dentists for tooth-colored fillings and cosmetic dentistry in Charlotte, NC.
Tooth Colored Fillings
Tooth-colored fillings are an excellent option when you prefer a more discreet look. These fillings are made from a white composite resin material. In most cases, the filling can be closely matched to the color of your existing teeth by using a special light to cure the resin once it has been placed in the corresponding teeth. Once the filings are in place and have been cured, they blend in are not noticeable to others.
Tooth-colored fillings are placed in teeth in the same way as other types of dental fillings. First, infected or decayed areas are removed from inside the affected tooth. Next, the interior of the affected tooth is thoroughly cleaned. Finally, the cavities inside the tooth are filled in with the composite resin material. Once the filling dries and hardens, the tooth will be restored.
Benefits of Tooth Colored Fillings
There are several benefits to selecting tooth-colored fillings over other types of dental fillings. Your dentist for cosmetic dentistry in Charlotte can help you decide if tooth-colored fillings are the right choice for you. Some of the functional and cosmetic benefits of these fillings include:
- Blend in with existing teeth for a natural look
- Strengthen teeth damaged or weakened by decay
- Restore normal biting and chewing functions
- Eliminate the risk of exposure to mercury or other metals
Tooth-colored fillings are a durable and natural looking option for strengthening and restoring teeth damaged by decay. To learn more about how tooth-colored fillings can benefit you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Bateman, Dr. Neubauer, or Dr. Powell by calling Park Crossing Dentistry, your office for general and cosmetic dentistry in Charlotte, NC, at (704) 541-5059.