The advantages of tooth-colored dental fillings
Enhancing the natural smile is easy with cosmetic dentistry, but what happens if you have an area of tooth decay? Tooth decay, also known as cavities, are small holes in the natural tooth enamel. If left untreated, tooth decay can become more extensive and deeper, causing more significant damage to the natural tooth. It can even increase the risk of potential problems such as tooth loss, pain, or the need for manual dental extractions and replacement. At Family Dentistry of Caledonia, Drs. Gary Scott and Allyson M. Grove help patients in the Caledonia, Michigan, area restore their smiles with aesthetic options such as tooth-colored fillings using a material known as composite resin.
What are tooth-colored fillings?
Composite dental fillings, also known as tooth-colored fillings, are used to treat cavities by blending in with the natural color of your teeth. These fillings are made of a combination of plastic and glass materials. Unlike traditional silver amalgam fillings used by other dentists, tooth-colored fillings are virtually invisible to the naked eye and provide a more aesthetically pleasing option for restoring damaged teeth.
While composite dental fillings have been around for many years, technological advancements have made them a popular choice for most patients diagnosed with cavities. The materials used in tooth-colored fillings are now stronger and more durable, making them a reliable option for restoring natural teeth damaged by decay or wear. They are also versatile and can be used on both front and back teeth.
How do I learn more about white fillings for the front and back teeth?
Drs. Gary Scott and Allyson M. Grove of Family Dentistry of Caledonia encourage patients who have been diagnosed with cavities to consider the advantages of using white cavity fillings such as composite resin. If you are considering this treatment, call (616) 899-4486 to request an appointment at our office. We are located at 9021 North Rodgers Court SE, Suite E, and serve patients in the areas of Freeport, Middleville, Alto, Grand Rapids, Hastings, Cutlerville, and Kentwood, MI.