Most patients prefer tooth-colored fillings, and your dentist in St. Augustine, FL, is happy to oblige!
Tooth-colored fillings are made of a quality composite material applied in layers after the decayed area on your tooth is treated. Your dentist smooths the material, sets it with a special light, and finishes with a polish.
Of course, silver fillings can also treat tooth decay, but tooth-colored fillings have benefits that you may not have considered. Let’s explore.
Tooth-Colored Fillings Are Cosmetically Appealing
Composite fillings are specially colored to blend effortlessly with your tooth enamel. So you’ll not have to worry about silver amalgam when you smile or anyone noticing that you’ve had dental work done.
Tooth-Colored Fillings Are Well-Suited to Your Teeth
Unlike silver amalgam fillings that can expand inappropriately, composite fillings tend to contract and expand with the motion and function of your treated teeth—reacting appropriately to hot and cold.
A Tooth-Colored Filling Preserves More of Your Natural Tooth
The composite filling material is applied directly to your tooth in layers to better fill and penetrate the treated tooth. This allows us to preserve more of the tooth’s structure compared with a silver amalgam filling.
Tooth-Colored Fillings Equal Peace of Mind
Silver amalgam fillings typically contain mercury, an amount deemed safe by the American Dental Association and according to studies. However, patients often feel more at ease with a mercury-free restoration.
Cutting Cavity Risks Is Even Better
Of course, a cavity-free checkup is always the goal. To cut your risks for tooth decay and other preventable oral health conditions, remember to brush, floss, and regularly visit your dentist in St. Augustine, FL, for preventive maintenance.
We Offer Tooth-Colored Fillings in St. Augustine, FL
Our patients have been pleased with their tooth-colored fillings, and we think you’ll be happy, too. If you suspect a cavity or if it’s time for your checkup with the dentist, we look forward to your call.