If you have ever had a cavity or a need for a dental filling, you are wll aware of the option that lie ahead of you. Thanks to advancements in the dental world, there are options for jsut about any treatment you could want or need, and fillings are no exception to the rule! If you have ever had a dental filling made of amalgam that is easily visible in the mouth, then you may be interested to know that the technology is now available to camouflage your cavity using tooth-colored resin!
This material has time and time again proven to be innovative and discreet to keep your tooth safe from further decay and damage. Let’s take a look at what makes this material so preferred amongst many different groups of patients.
Amalgam fillings are most evident by their likeness to metal. This kind of a filling has been popular for close to a century now, as it has been able to perform well in the restoration of teeth, but does prove to be a problem aesthetically. They are usually made of silver, mercury, and other trace materials which many patients make an effort to shy away from. On the other hand, tooth colored filling is gaining popularity as they are made and tinted to match the surrounding teeth already in your mouth in an effort to be practically unnoticeable by the naked eye.
White or tooth colored composite resin makes these dental fillings much more than just your standard tooth reconstruction material. In various cases, the resin has been used to cover severe stains, chips, and cracks, or odd spaces in between teeth, what we also know as cosmetic dental bonding.
If you still have questions about tooth colored fillings, or if you have a cavity or previously placed metal filling, feel free to contact your local dentist. We at Koren Family Dental in Raritan, NJ, would love the opportunity to help you and the members of your family achieve the optimal dental health you all need to lead happy and healthy lives. Give our office a call today to set up your first appointment!