At East Cobb Family Dentistry, we understand the importance of preserving the look and quality of your teeth. That is why we offer tooth-colored fillings to repair cavities without compromising your smile. If you need a filling, visit our office to learn more about the benefits of tooth-colored fillings.
Also known as composite fillings or white fillings, tooth-colored fillings are made from a blend of plastic resins and silica. These materials bond to the structure of your tooth to create a wear-resistant and natural-looking restoration. Unlike silver, gold or other metal fillings, we can shade the filling material to match the rest of your tooth. This makes tooth-colored fillings a popular alternative, especially for parents who want to preserve the look of their child’s teeth.
Tooth-colored fillings offer many benefits. The resin we use to fill cavities chemically bonds to the structure of your teeth to provide additional strength. We also use the resin in cosmetic dental bonding procedures. This allows us to repair chipped, cracked or worn teeth, and to reshape teeth for cosmetic enhancement.
Tooth-colored fillings offer a more conservative restoration compared to metal fillings. Generally, they require less of your natural tooth to be removed during the procedure, allowing you to preserve more of your natural tooth structure. Because they contain no metals, tooth-colored fillings are safe for patients of all ages.
With good oral hygiene and regular checkups, your tooth-colored filling can last for many years. Be sure to schedule regular checkups with our dentist to assess the condition of your tooth-colored fillings. We will repair or replace your fillings as needed.