Tooth-colored fillings are white dental fillings that attempt to replicate the natural color of a tooth. They are used to help restore decaying teeth as well as filling in gaps between teeth and repairing chips.
There are many benefits to tooth-colored fillings. Cosmetically, they look like your normal teeth and are good for anyone who wants a subtle looking filling. They are also bonded to your teeth and do not require additional structures for placement like other dental fixes. They are almost as strong as the original tooth and can be repaired if damaged.
A few disadvantages to consider are that they may be stained by certain food or drink over time and are not as strong as metal fillings. They are also more expensive than other treatment options. Tooth-colored fillings do not last forever and will need to be replaced at some point.
These natural looking fillings may not be as strong as amalgam fillings but can offer a subtle smile restoration. Tooth-colored fillings may be right for you, so contact us today, and together we can create the perfect treatment plan for your dental needs.