Cavities are the most common dental problem, and for years, the only way to repair a cavity was with a metal filling. Although the metal filling would restore the damage and strengthen the tooth, it would be quite noticeable in the patient’s smile, especially if it was near the front of the mouth. Today, there are more restorative options than ever before, and our cosmetic dentist is proud to offer tooth colored fillings to anyone suffering from a cavity.
Tooth colored fillings work in the exact same way as traditional fillings except they are designed to blend in with the natural color of your tooth. These fillings can be made out of composite resin or porcelain and can easily be tinted to match the color of the tooth. Once the filling has been put into place, it is practically indistinguishable from any other tooth.
The best way to keep white fillings clean is to take care of them like your natural teeth. This includes brushing and flossing twice a day as well as maintaining a nutritional, well-balanced diet. Metal fillings are still offered in addition to tooth colored fillings, and each one comes with its pros and cons. Talk to your dentist about which one would be best for you.