It used to be that dentists always relied on amalgam (a combination of metals) to fill in cavities. However, because amalgam is dark, it clashes with the natural color of teeth. Today, a more attractive option is available; we offer tooth-colored fillings that have the potential to restore your oral health without compromising the beauty of your smile. Would you like to learn more about this remarkable treatment from your cosmetic dentist in Enfield?
Tooth-colored fillings are made of a composite resin that can blend in seamlessly with the natural color of your smile. No one will ever have to know that you had a cavity — unless you decide to brag about how beautiful your new restoration looks. Another cosmetic advantage that they offer is they will not discolor the part of the tooth around the filling; that’s a problem that sometimes occurs with amalgam.
The process for installing tooth-colored fillings is usually fairly easy. Depending on the size of the cavity, we may not even need to numb the area. Here is a look at the basic steps of the process:
The benefits of tooth-colored fillings from your dentist in Enfield go beyond mere appearance.
If you’ve had cavities filled in the past with amalgam and are tired of seeing those dark spots in your smile, we have good news! You can always come in for a consultation, and we’ll talk about replacing those unattractive amalgam fillings with something a little more subtle.
On the other hand, maybe you’re not quite ready to get your metal fillings replaced. That’s okay! Just be sure to come in for regular checkups so that when the amalgam restorations start to fail, we can replace them with composite resin fillings before the decay around the cavity worsens.
Tooth-colored fillings are a fantastic option for anyone who wants to enjoy a healthy, metal-free smile!