Tooth Colored Filling
At Family Dentistry, we provide our patients with the best that modern dentistry has to offer, including metal-free fillings. These composite fillings are designed to blend into your natural tooth color, making your restoration virtually undetectable. Because repairing a tooth with a tooth colored filling is a more advanced procedure than filling a tooth with silver amalgam, it is important to select an experienced dentist to perform your restoration. Dr. Scott Brown has the training and experience necessary to achieve natural-looking results with white fillings for our patients.
What are the Advantages?
There are many reasons why our patients choose white fillings over traditional silver amalgam fillings: Unlike silver fillings, white composite filling material can be used to fill smaller spaces and allows the dentist to preserve more of the original tooth structure. White fillings bond with the weakened original tooth structure, strengthening it. Composite filling material does not conduct heat or cold, making treated teeth less susceptible to sensitivity to the temperature of food and beverages. In addition to offering Composite Fillings, our Cosmetic Dentists are skilled in performing the following types of dental restorations:
Silver Amalgam Fillings
With over a century of use in dental restorations, silver amalgam is known for its durability and resistance to wear and tear.
Glass and Resin Ionomer Fillings
Used primarily in areas that are not subjected to heavy chewing pressure, such as tooth roots and spaces between the teeth, glass and resin ionomers are crafted to mimic natural tooth color.
A dental inlay is a custom-made restoration that fits within the contours of the tooth to fill a cavity. Made from gold or porcelain, inlays improve the structure of treated teeth and protect them from further decay.
Like dental inlays, onlays provide excellent structural integrity and protection. They are used when decay is not confined to the indented surface of the tooth.
Covering the entire surface of a tooth, dental crowns restore strength and function to teeth that are badly damaged. Dental crowns are custom crafted to blend in with surrounding teeth.
One of the most versatile cosmetic dentistry treatments is the placement of porcelain veneers that can change the look of a person’s smile completely. You have a world of options when it comes to restoring the health, beauty, and function of your smile. To request more information about our restorative options, including white fillings, contact our Cosmetic Dentistry Practice today.