Tooth-colored fillings are a discreet and effective option for restoring teeth damaged by decay. Unlike some other dental fillings, tooth-colored fillings are not noticeable to others. The filling material is white and readily blends in with the natural tooth. Here at Brighton Family Dentistry in Brighton, MI, your experienced dentists, Dr. Brian Petersburg and Dr. Brian Giammalva, can restore your damaged teeth with tooth-colored fillings.
What are Tooth-Colored Fillings?
Tooth-colored fillings are a type of dental filling used to restore teeth affected by decay. Tooth-colored fillings are commonly made from a composite material, but can also be made from porcelain or glass ionomer. Composite tooth-colored fillings are made from a blend of plastic resin and glass fillers.
One advantage that composite tooth-colored fillings have over their counterparts is that the material bonds to the natural tooth as it dries. Since the material bonds with the tooth, less work is needed to help the filling stay in place. That means more of the natural tooth structure can be preserved. The skilled dentists at our office in Brighton, MI, can help you decide if tooth-colored fillings are the right option for restoring your teeth.
Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
Tooth-colored fillings offer several benefits, such as being discreet since they blend in with the surrounding tooth. The many benefits of tooth-colored fillings include:
- Strengthening and restoring damaged teeth
- Restoration of biting and chewing functions in damaged teeth
- Less drilling and fewer undercuts are needed
- Preservation of a greater amount of healthy tooth structure
- Stopping the spread of infection and decay to other teeth
To find out if tooth-colored fillings are the right option for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Petersburg or Dr. Giammalva, our knowledgeable dentists, by calling Brighton Family Dentistry in Brighton, MI, at (810) 227-4224.