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Posted on 7/10/2018 by Robert Leale
|Treatments for cavities have changed throughout the years. Some of the changes came in the types of materials used for fillings. There are now products that can last longer and that look different than what people have seen in the past.
One of the options we offer to our patients is tooth colored fillings. For people who have never heard of these before, these are some of the benefits they offer.
The Most ObviousMetal fillings are often easy to see when you smile. That leads some people to avoid showing their teeth. The most obvious benefit to tooth colored fillings is their appearance.
They blend into the rest of the teeth and are not easy to spot. It is possible to change the shade of the filling to match the teeth. People with tooth colored fillings are often more confident in their appearance and become more outgoing as a result.
The Other BenefitsWhile the aesthetics are an obvious benefit, it is not the only reasons people turn to tooth colored fillings. These fillings are actually bonded to the teeth. The process makes them less likely to fail and they last longer than traditional metal fillings.
The tooth colored fillings are safer than metal fillings. Metal fillings can expand and contract with temperature changes and this puts pressure on the teeth that the tooth colored fillings do not.
The tooth colored fillings preserve more of the tooth, which also makes the teeth stronger and less likely to fail later. The material does not cause discoloration in the teeth.
All the benefits are why many people are turning to the tooth colored fillings when needed. We suggest that anyone that is interested in this product contact our offices for more information. It is something that works with new fillings or replaces old metal fillings.
Take the time to contact our dental professionals today with any of your questions about this or anything else regarding your oral health.