Also known as composite fillings, tooth-colored fillings are primarily composed of a resin material that when placed, blends seamlessly with your natural teeth. Unlike traditional metal amalgam fillings, this option from our Greater Orlando, FL, dentists provides patients with a discreet way to repair cavities while still mimicking the color and texture of surrounding teeth. This cosmetic advantage, coupled with their durability and versatility, has caused this type of filling to soar in popularity.

Tooth-colored fillings are made of composite resin and unlike metal fillings, blend seamlessly with natural enamel.

Here’s what you need to know.

Tooth-Colored Filling Benefits

Overall, it’s best to not have a cavity at all. However, our dentists understand that sometimes it happens. Many people are more prone to developing cavities than others and oral hygiene can get overlooked at times leading to decay setting in.

If a restoration is required, composite resin fillings contain no metal whatsoever and result in a much less invasive procedure compared to traditional amalgam fillings. This is thanks to less space and drilling needed for placement. More of your natural tooth structure is preserved because of this which results in a stronger smile in the long run.

With this type of filling:

  • Adjacent parts of the tooth are sealed to prevent further decay
  • Minimal tooth sensitivity occurs compared to amalgam fillings
  • Patients experience resistance against fractures
  • Small to midsize flaws can be fixed plus chipped, broken, or worn teeth

How You Can Prolong a Filling’s Lifespan

One tooth-colored filling can last up to 7 years if treated properly. By that we mean brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing adequately once daily, and receiving a teeth cleaning every 6 months at our Ocoee, FL, dental office. It’s recommended that you also be mindful of overly sugary, acidic, and hard foods.

Engaging in these positive behaviors on the regular can reduce the wear on your fillings and make them last for a longer period of time. If you ever feel as though a filling has been damaged or lost, however, please contact our team at your earliest convenience and we’ll replace it for you.

Bye Decay, Hello Natural-Looking Restoration

You don’t have to settle for an obvious metal filling anymore. Our dentists serving Greater Orlando, FL, can restore teeth affected by cavities easily with composite fillings that no one will be able to notice. Call Classic Smiles today at (407) 378-0139 to request an appointment or feel free to contact us online.