Natural Tooth Colored Fillings

Cosmetic (Tooth Colored) Fillings / Natural Tooth Colored Fillings

Your dental fillings now can be virtually unnoticeable.

natural-tooth-colored-fillingsCosmetic fillings are a harmless and more attractive option to traditional silver fillings. By accurately matching composite cosmetic fillings with the natural color of your teeth, Dentist Brawley Marze, Jr., DDS is able to provide you with white fillings that are virtually undistinguishable. The removal of dangerous, mercury infused amalgam fillings can provide our dental patients with white fillings that provide a more attractive, silver-free smile.

Cosmetic tooth colored fillings guarantee to bring back your pearly white smile by using modern materials that restore and even strengthen the tooth structure. Tooth colored fillings which are made from robust plastics called composite resins. Similar in color and texture to natural teeth, the cosmetic fillings are less visible, and much more beautiful, way better than old-fashioned metal mixtures. Cosmetic fillings are actually joined to teeth compared to silver / amalgam fillings, which are not.

In the event of tooth decay, tooth fracture, or a chipped tooth, these cosmetic fillings act to prevent further damage to the affected teeth.

The number one advantage of choosing cosmetic fillings as a substitute dental treatment for tooth restoration is they can be custom-matched to the color of your natural teeth. So they can be used not just to fill cavities but also to restore the affected tooth’s natural shape and look. They are safer to use because cosmetic fillings do not contain any trace of mercury unlike the older dental amalgams made of silver. Plus, we do not have to remove as much of your normal tooth structure when prepping it for this treatment.

How do the tooth colored fillings look?

Having a silver-free smile is more attractive. Cosmetic (tooth colored) fillings material comes in a wide range of colors (shades), and are harmonized to your individual tooth color. Typically, a different type of filling material is used for front and back of teeth. The filling materials used for front teeth have a high shine; whereas, the materials for back teeth are intended for strength, but will also look attractive.

How long will they last?

Cosmetic (tooth colored) fillings now are tougher and more robust than metal mixture fillings. A small filling could possibly last your lifetime, and larger fillings can be expected to last many years. The factors that conclude the lifespan of a particular filling include: the tooth (molars take more force than bicuspids), the size of the cosmetic filling relative to the tooth (smaller fillings will usually be more durable than larger fillings), and how teeth are brushed and maintained daily.

As a leading dentist in Sherman TX, Brawley Marze, Jr., DDS will be happy to discuss whether cosmetic fillings can provide the best solution for your specific teeth problem.