Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Tooth-colored fillings, or composite fillings, are dental restorations used to restore teeth that have been affected by dental decay. Fillings are used to fill cavities, repair broken teeth, or fix minor tooth flaws. Unlike metal fillings, composite fillings match the color of your natural teeth. It offers several benefits to the patients, a few of which have been listed below.

Less Discomfort

Many patients appreciate tooth-colored fillings because they offer a number of benefits. The first is that they are made from composite resin. Composite resin is a material made from plastic and fine glass particles. The benefit of this material is that it looks like natural teeth.

Strengthen the Teeth

Another benefit of tooth-colored fillings is that, unlike metal fillings, they do not wear down teeth. Amalgam fillings, which are made from a mixture of metals, can weaken the tooth structure. They can also cause cracks and fractures in the teeth. Tooth-colored fillings, on the other hand, actually help to strengthen the teeth.

More Durable

A tooth-colored filling can typically last for up to 10 years, which is longer than silver fillings. 

More Attractive

Tooth-colored fillings offer a number of benefits. They blend in with your smile and are less noticeable than metal fillings. They are also very sturdy and can withstand chewing, biting, and gnashing of teeth. 

Tooth-colored fillings blend in with your smile, so no one will be able to tell that you had a cavity in the first place. They are also designed to blend in with your natural tooth color, so you won’t have to worry about them distracting from your smile. These fillings give patients a more attractive option and a better overall aesthetic experience.

Lower Cost

Tooth-colored fillings require less tooth structure to be removed than amalgam fillings. As a result, they cost less. Generally, patients can expect to pay less than they would for amalgam fillings.

Less Tooth Removal

A tooth-colored filling doesn’t require removing as much of the natural tooth structure as a dental crown. Tooth-colored fillings can often be done in just one dental visit and many patients feel no discomfort or sensitivity afterward.

At Mountain Stream Dental, Dr. Gerald L. Torgeson and the team give importance to the dental care of all patients. Call us at (541) 345-5363 to schedule a consultation.


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