Tooth Colored Fillings
Serving Simpsonville, Mauldin, Fountain Inn and Greenville areas of South Carolina Metal amalgam fillings, commonly used to fill cavities for years, are not only unsightly, they may fall out or cause teeth to break. The alternative to metal fillings is with tooth colored composite resin or porcelain filling that provide numerous benefits to their predecessors.
At Dentistry at Simpsonville, our dentists understand the benefits of tooth colored fillings, and offer this safe, beautiful alternative to traditional amalgam fillings to all of our patients.
Benefits of Tooth Colored Fillings
Tooth colored fillings offer several benefits over amalgam “silver” fillings. Some of the benefits of tooth colored fillings are:
- They are bonded to the teeth for stability
- They will not expand and contract with heat or pressure fluctuations in the mouth
- They are matched to the color of your teeth, providing superior aesthetic results
- They are resistant to stains and discoloration
Tooth Colored Fillings Process
The process for tooth colored fillings is only slightly different than that for the amalgam “silver” fillings you may already have. In a single office visit, our dentists will remove decay from your tooth, and roughen the area inside the cavity to provide a surface which the resin can bond to. From there, the tooth colored filling will be placed into the cavity, and cured with a special light that allows it to harden and bond to your existing tooth structure.
This quick, painless process will help prevent further decay, reduce the pain associated with cavities, and retain the naturally beautiful look of your smile. Remember, tooth colored fillings are not reserved for new cavities only. If you would like to replace your silver fillings with fillings that match the natural color of your teeth, we can do that.
If you live in Simpsonville, Fountain Inn, Mauldin, or Greenville areas of South Carolina and are interested in tooth colored fillings, please Contact Us at Dentistry at Simpsonville to set up an appointment. 864.228.9112