Brookfield Family Dentistry: Thomas Tang, DDS

The FAB 40's - Maintaining Dental Health in the Forties - Natural Tooth Colored Fillings

By Dr.Thomas Tang on September 28, 2012

This is a good time to have your dentist check any old fillings if you’ve had them for 15 or 20 years. It is also during the forties when many people become aware of their teeth changing color and darkening.

Milwaukee, WI Cosmetic Dental - Natural Tooth Colored Fillings
Have you smiled lately and seen your smile turn dark or dull? Did you know that Brookfield Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Tang, serving Milwaukee, WI  says natural tooth colored fillings look great and yield several advantages for patients?
Traditionally, this material was made of silver composite, which looks dark and unnatural. Today, tooth-colored fillings made from composite resins look very similar to the natural color of your teeth, offering you an inconspicuous, natural-looking way to restore your teeth after treatment.
Milwaukee, WI Cosmetic Dental - Natural Tooth Colored Fillings
Tooth-colored fillings look great and yield several advantages for patients. They are best used in small restorations, and areas of your smile that are under very little stress. For example, if you require fillings on the chewing surface of a molar. If you have had a very large cavity area, the Dr. Tang may highly recommend restoring with a dental crown. However for smaller restoration needs, tooth-colored fillings are great. During your initial consultation with Dr. Tang, he can discuss your goals with you in person and determine if tooth-colored fillings are right for you.
The Advantages of Tooth-colored Fillings
Brookfield Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Tang, serving Milwaukee, WI  says, that tooth colored fillings look great and yield several advantages for patients cosmetically. The most apparent advantage of tooth-colored fillings is their natural, attractive appearance. When compared to the alternative, silver amalgam – which looks very dark, almost like decay – the benefits of tooth-colored fillings become obvious. With tooth-colored fillings, you can smile with confidence and participate in group settings without hesitation. One of the most advantages is the aesthetics, they are bonded to the tooth structure verses being wedged in and bulky.
Milwaukee, WI Cosmetic Dental - Natural Tooth Colored Fillings
In addition, to their aesthetic benefits, tooth-colored fillings also have practical benefits.  Many patients have a pronounced sensitivity to metal, and they report experiencing an unpleasant metallic taste in their mouths after receiving amalgam fillings. Tooth-colored fillings, which are made of composite material, produce no such side effects but typically can be sensitive to hot or cold. Although the American Dental Association has determined that the small amount of mercury found in silver amalgam is not harmful, many patients find the thought of their fillings containing mercury very disturbing. In this case, tooth-colored composite fillings can provide patients with peace of mind in addition to a great-looking smile.

To learn more about how  Milwaukee, WI Dental tooth-colored fillings  can restore health and beauty to your smile, contact our contact our Brookfield dental practice serving Milwaukee, WI today by calling (262) 821-1000 to schedule an appointment, free consultation or second opinion.


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