Composite resins, also known as tooth-colored fillings, are an excellent restorative treatment that also helps maintain your dental aesthetics. It is durable and capable of withstanding moderate pressure caused due to the constant stress of chewing. These fillings can be applied to your front and back teeth. It is a great option for people who want their fillings to look natural.
It generally takes more time to apply tooth-colored fillings compared to amalgam fillings because the former needs you to have clean and dry teeth while the cavity is being filled. They have become more popular due to cosmetic concerns- it gives you a bright, white smile without anyone knowing about your fillings. It easily blends with your natural teeth.
You can be a potential candidate for tooth-colored fillings if you have small to medium cavities. It can be a great choice for those who want a more natural appearance or have any metal allergies. To know whether you are an ideal candidate for tooth-colored fillings, contact our experienced dentist at Waterlake Family Dentistry.
Composite fillings can last for at least five years, and with proper care, it would last more than that. To maintain your tooth-colored fillings, brush and floss your teeth regularly and properly. You should also schedule a check-up with our dentist once every six months to ensure your oral health and your dental fillings’ condition. You should also avoid habits like nail-biting or using your teeth as a bottle opener to avoid damage to your fillings.