Tooth-Colored Fillings

The ideal choice of material for dental fillings is the composite resin. Their color is custom matched to the tooth to provide a more esthetically pleasing appearance; they are virtually undetectable during conversation. Resins are a conservative choice, as they require less aggressive drilling into the tooth compared to other filling materials. Because they bond to the tooth, they don’t need to be wedged into the tooth like the traditional amalgam (metal) filling. As a result, they are less likely to cause cracks in the teeth. As fillings age, their margins can pull away from the tooth and cause an entry point for bacteria. To stop recurrent decay, the replacement of older fillings is recommended when breakdown is noted. The current generations of resin filling material allow for a longer lifespan and more closely mirror the natural translucency and shades of teeth than their earlier predecessors.

 
Tooth-Colored Fillings – Before
Tooth-Colored Fillings – Before
 
 
Tooth-Colored Fillings – After
Tooth-Colored Fillings – After
Dentistry by Kalons & Glidewell, DDS