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Restorative Dentistry: Advantages of Tooth Colored Fillings

tooth colored fillings CarrolltonHave you been told that you have a cavity? If so, you’re not alone: about 99% of people will need at least one restoration in their lifetime. Fortunately, today’s dental work won’t affect the appearance of your smile. Tooth-colored fillings are a beautiful, minimally invasive, and fast way to protect your teeth from decay. Following are four advantages to tooth-colored fillings that you should know about.

Inconspicuous Dental Work

Dental work doesn’t have to be unsightly. The days of conspicuous metal restorations are over. Today’s restorations can blend in seamlessly with your natural tooth structure. We apply composite resin fillings, which can be customized to match the exact shade of your teeth.

Minimally Invasive & Fast Treatment Times

A filling is a small restoration used to treat minimal tooth decay. Placing a filling is not an invasive procedure and only requires local anesthetics. Receiving a filling is a quick process, too. Composite resin in applied to teeth in liquid form and then hardened with a curing light.

Less Tooth Preparation Required

Tooth colored fillings do not require as much tooth removal as amalgam restorations. Natural tooth structure bonds quite well to the compound used for white fillings, too. Preserving as much tooth structure as possible is always beneficial.

Metal- and Mercury-Free

Many folks have concerns about metal restorations. Before tooth-colored fillings were widely available, amalgam was used to treat minor tooth decay. Amalgam is a mixture of metals that does contain mercury. Some people worry that these types of fillings could expose patients to trace amounts of mercury. Tooth decay requires professional treatment. Tooth colored fillings, fortunately, are metal- and mercury-free. In addition to looking very natural, these fillings are biocompatible and free of potential toxins. Dental restorations make it possible to prolong the lifespan of damaged teeth. If you need a tooth-colored filling, call Bliss Dental to book an appointment with our dentist.