Tooth-Colored Fillings

Lifelike Tooth-Colored Fillings

Tooth decay is the most common dental health issue for children and adults in the U.S. Therefore, tooth fillings (the most common solution for cavities) are among the most frequently recommended dental treatments. In the recent past, most fillings were made from a mixture of strong metals, known as amalgam. These days, however, increasingly more patients are choosing tooth-colored fillings made from lifelike, biocompatible composite resin—the same conservative material used for cosmetic tooth bonding. A resin filling is designed to match the unique color of your tooth so that it remains discreet and unnoticeable, but also offers several other advantages for your long-term oral health.

Other Advantages of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Because of their ability to blend in with natural teeth, one of the biggest benefits of tooth-colored fillings is that they can restore your smile without negatively affecting its appearance. In addition, composite resin can provide more satisfactory results in restoring your tooth and protecting it from further decay. For instance, composite resin can be securely bonded to your tooth structure, preventing the material from shifting and leaving spaces for oral bacteria to invade your tooth. Therefore, a resin filling can have a better chance of protecting your tooth in the long run than a less secure metal filling.

Benefit from a More Discreet Tooth-Colored Filling

If you have a cavity, or if you’ve previously had a metal filling placed, then speak with Dr. Jenkins about the benefits of a more discreet tooth-colored filling. To schedule a visit, call our office in Ft. Worth, TX, at (817) 457-4078, or in Keller, TX, at (682) 593-0993. We proudly serve patients who live in Arlington, Hurst, North Richland Hills, Haltom City, Watauga, Southlake, Roanoke, and all surrounding communities.