Say goodbye to silver amalgam because Pacific Dental Care and Fastbraces® can fill your cavities with tooth-colored fillings. You no longer have to walk around with shiny silver on the tops and bottoms of your teeth. Tooth-colored fillings are an excellent alternative when it comes to filling cavities.
For years, silver amalgam was used to fill cavities. A good alternative to this is a tooth-colored filling made out of resin. These fillings are the same color as your teeth. They are bonded to your teeth by a cosmetic dentist and help to strengthen teeth. However, they are not recommended for all teeth and work best in small amounts and low-stress areas. For example, they may not be recommended to fill large cavities.
Tooth colored fillings remove less tooth structure when compared to silver fillings. They are more expensive than silver fillings, but are considered the better option of the two because they help to strengthen your teeth. Generally, the dentist will bond the resin (tooth-colored filling) to your teeth.
Tooth-colored fillings use strong, durable tooth-colored composite resins which look like your natural teeth and provide you with an attractive smile. Tooth colored fillings can be used to repair badly decayed teeth which are causing you pain and making it embarrassing to smile.
- The composite resin used in tooth colored fillings will be matched to your smile’s color making your teeth look completely natural.
- We sculpt the resin to the correct shape of your tooth for optimal appearance and bite. We then polish it to a healthy shine to look exactly like your natural tooth.
- A painless procedure – our methods will virtually eliminate pain, stress, and anxiety during your tooth-colored filling procedure.
If you visit Pacific Dental Care and Fastbraces® to get your cavities filled, it is likely that we will offer tooth colored fillings over silver fillings. If you are looking to replace your silver fillings with tooth colored fillings to improve your smile, we can take care of that, too.