Why You Should Choose Tooth-Colored Fillings

One of the first things people notice while looking in the mirror may be that shiny, silver, metal object in their teeth. They’re silver fillings for cavities, and unfortunately, these distracting fillings have always been the only option given for cavities back then. However, with today’s new technology, many more people are starting to realize there are more options available. A large and growing number of dental practices are beginning to offer tooth-colored composite bonding and fillings. But why should you choose a tooth-color filling over metal alloy fillings?

Composite Fillings

Composite fillings are made with a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture that is used to fill a cavity. Layer by layer, as the filling is placed into the cavity, a special visible light is used to cure and harden the material. This process increases the strength and durability of your new filling. Once in place, your dentist will polish it up to make sure it resists stains and looks natural.

The option of a tooth-colored composite filling means that you can replace your old metal fillings to give you a more attractive smile. If you have ever had any metal fillings before, you understand that they are anything but discreet. Composite fillings give you a chance to have a fully natural look even after you have treated a mouth full of cavities.

Composite Bonding

Composite materials that is used to fill a cavity can also be used in cosmetic dentistry as well. This means that the material can be applied to the teeth to give them a different shape, make them wider, or bigger, depending on what you would like your smile to look like. If you don’t like your smile, composite bonding can allow you to attain a more attractive and natural-looking smile!