Tooth Colored Fillings
Tooth colored fillings can be used to repair badly decayed teeth which are causing you pain and making it embarrassing to smile. We provide composite fillings, that can be matched to the color of the patient’s own teeth.
Fillings look natural this way and blend in well with the rest of your teeth. Composite fillings are much more esthetics than traditional silver fillings, which tend to turn black over time from oxidation and corrosion.
Tooth-colored fillings use strong, durable tooth-colored composite resins which look like your natural teeth and provide you with an attractive smile.
A material known as amalgam is commonly used to fill cavities and decayed teeth. Unfortunately, amalgam is partially composed of mercury – a toxic material that research has proven to be harmful to the body, even at minimal levels of exposure. Additionally, mercury is responsible for the abnormal, metallic coloring of traditional dental fillings, and requires an extensive filtration process before it can be disposed of properly.
At our practice, Dr. Vert offers and practices mercury-free dentistry. Every treatment and procedure we offer utilizes mercury-free materials designed with patient safety in mind. Our tooth-colored fillings are composed of strong composite materials that provide added support and protection for your teeth, as well as a more natural-looking color that is barely detectable on the treated tooth. Ultimately, our mercury-free techniques offer you the highest degree of safety without sacrificing results.
Advantages of Tooth-Colored Fillings:
• There are many advantages to tooth-colored restorations. Resin-based composite fillings create superior fit to the natural tooth. Such restorations can be used in instances where much of the tooth structure has been lost. The tooth remains intact and stronger.
• Aesthetics — the shade/color of the composite fillings can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth. Composites are particularly well suited for use in front teeth or visible parts of teeth.
• Bonding to tooth structure — composite fillings chemically bond to tooth structure, providing further support.
• Versatility — in addition to use as a filling material for decay, composite fillings can also be used to repair chipped, broken, or worn teeth.
• Tooth-sparing preparation — sometimes less tooth structure needs to be removed compared with amalgam fillings when removing decay and preparing for the filling.