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What Are the Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings?

June 16, 2021
Posted By: Jeffrey J. Tibbs, DDS
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Gone are the days of silver amalgam fillings! While some dentists still use these fillings to treat patients’ cavities, many dentists have moved on and only use fillings made with a natural-looking composite material that blends right into their patients’ smiles. 

We can customize composite fillings to make the material indistinguishable from your other teeth, so no one even needs to know you have a filling. That’s why these fillings are often referred to as “tooth-colored fillings”. 

Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

In addition to their discreet look, tooth-colored fillings offer patients many benefits, including reliability and durability. Tooth-colored fillings are strong and often last well over a decade before needing replacement. We can place tooth-colored fillings without removing much of the existing tooth structure, making them more durable than amalgam fillings. 

They also don’t contain mercury-like amalgam fillings, so some patients prefer composite fillings for health reasons and may even choose to have their current silver fillings removed and replaced with a composite alternative.

Whether your goal is to protect your health or fix a cavity without changing the appearance of your smile, we are here to help you with this excellent restoration option!

What Else Can Tooth-Colored Composite Fix?

In addition to fixing a cavity, we can perform a variety of minor restorative measures using tooth-colored composite materials. Small fixes we can make include:

  • Reshaping your teeth to create a more attractive appearance
  • Filling in gaps between teeth
  • Repairing small chips or fractures

We bond the composite material directly to your tooth, creating a strong, secure attachment. 

Overall, composite materials offer patients a lot of benefits, which is why we’re proud to provide tooth-colored fillings at the dental practice of Dr. Jeffrey J. Tibbs. We will work with you to create a healthy smile that you’re happy with and want to share. 

Schedule Your Appointment in Winston-Salem

We provide beautiful, functional tooth-colored fillings in Winston-Salem that you can enjoy for many years to come. If you believe you need a filling for a cavity or for aesthetic reasons, reach out to us today to schedule your exam with Dr. Tibbs. 

We’re here to help you with all your dental needs, and we look forward to creating your perfect smile.

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