Are you concerned about getting a tooth filled because you do not want that unnatural silver color coating one of your molars? Now you do not have to let this fear stop you any longer because we offer amazingly advantageous tooth-colored fillings at our office. We warmly invite you to find out more about the many ways that these can benefit you.
They Look More Natural
The first and most obvious benefit to these fillings is that they simply look more like your actual tooth. In fact, they can be practically invisible to the naked eye. Unlike silver amalgam fillings, none of your friends will be able to notice that you even have a filling because we can color-match the filling to your other teeth.
They are Not Toxic
You can rest assured that you have nothing remotely toxic in your mouth when you choose tooth-colored fillings.
They Hold Up Well in All Temperatures
Traditional fillings can swell and contract with temperature changes. Over time, this can wreak havoc on the filling and on the tooth itself. This type of temperature change simply does not occur with tooth-colored fillings.
They Protect the Teeth
Tooth-colored fillings are so strong because they are bonded directly to your tooth. This, in turn, makes your tooth stronger as well and protects it from chipping, cracking or breaking. In addition, they tend to require far less of the tooth to be drilled away than silver amalgam fillings do.
They are Non-Staining
One of the negative consequences of silver amalgam fillings is that they can actually stain the surrounding tooth and even the gums over time. Eventually, you may notice your tooth turning gray or black. Even if this filling is removed, your tooth cannot be bleached back to white again. Tooth-colored fillings do not stain.
They are Long-Lasting
With good care, a tooth-colored filling made of a composite may last up to 12 to 15 years.
As you can see, tooth-colored fillings are far superior to their older metal-based counterparts. They are safer, more natural-looking and stronger than ever. During an appointment at Brevard Smiles in Indian Harbour Beach or Rockledge, we can discuss our many treatment options with you if you have a cavity or some other type of dental concern. Contact us today to book your dental appointment!