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.
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.
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.