In the past, cavities could only be treated with silver metal fillings. The color of these fillings looked nothing like natural teeth, and called attention to the filled teeth. Fortunately, we have other options today and metal fillings can now be a thing of the past when replaced with strong, durable, natural-looking tooth colored fillings.
Why Use Tooth Colored Fillings?
Comprised of decay and damage-resistant porcelain or resin, tooth-colored fillings can be permanently bonded to the teeth as a treatment for cavities. Tooth-colored fillings are far more aesthetically pleasing and equally functional as traditional restorations. For patients with existing metal fillings, replacement is an excellent option. During replacement treatment, we will remove unattractive metal fillings and replace them with the more natural-looking white composite restorations.