Tooth FillingsTooth colored fillings (composites) are bonded fillings that are not only beautiful (or unnoticeable) but also add strength to weakened teeth. These restorations are esthetically pleasing and very strong thanks to new bonding technologies.
Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations
There are many advantages to tooth-colored restorations. There are composite or resin fillings which can be placed when a tooth needs a restoration due to decay or breaking. There are also Resin inlays, which are bonded to the teeth creating a tight, 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.
Some types of resin fillings used in tooth-colored restorations contain fluoride this can help prevent decay. The resin wears like natural teeth.
The result is a beautiful smile!
Replacing Silver Fillings with a Tooth Colored Restoration
You can have your silver fillings replaced with resin fillings or tooth-colored restorations (onlays), speak with your doctor about whether this is a good option for you.