Fillings have come a long way in recent years, and gone are the days when getting a filling meant a mouth full of metal. Dr. Diehl & Dr. Hemphill at Dupont Family Dentistry offer tooth-colored fillings.
What is a Tooth-Colored Filling?
Composite resin, or tooth-colored fillings, were introduced in the 1960s but were limited to the front teeth, as they were not strong enough to withstand the bite forces exerted by the back teeth. Today, composites are strong enough to be placed anywhere in the mouth and can be used as functional restorations for decayed teeth, as well as cosmetic solutions to alter the shape or color of a tooth.
What are the benefits of Tooth Colored Fillings?
One of the most obvious benefits of tooth-colored fillings is that they are…tooth colored! Throw your head back and laugh without hesitation – no more metal mouth – no one will know you’ve had a filling. Composite fillings are also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the color of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth.