Regular toothaches and sensitivity are the most common signs of a cavity or other source of tooth decay. In the past, treatment for this condition involved a noticeable metallic filling but advances in the dental field have made way for an unnoticeable alternative in the form of tooth colored fillings.
Fillings are sealants used in dental restorations to protect the structural integrity of a tooth and restore its natural function and shape. Most commonly, fillings are used to plug teeth damaged by cavities and prevent an infection from spreading. Fillings can also be used to repair breaks and small cracks on your teeth.
Tooth colored fillings, or composite fillings, are fillings made out of a combination of materials that include glass and quartz. Despite the higher price point when compared to amalgam, composite fillings are quite popular because they can be colored to match the pigment of your teeth, making them invisible to a passing glance.
Dentists use fillings to repair teeth affected by infection or deterioration. If you have suffered from tooth decay and require restorative treatment but don’t want to have noticeable metallic fillings, then tooth colored fillings may be right for you.
Tooth restoration doesn’t need to leave a noticeable footprint. When you come to Humphries Dental for your tooth decay treatment, you can leave our practice with custom, tooth colored fillings that won’t stand out. Give us a call today to learn more!
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