Tooth-Colored Fillings

Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Because composite resin is not made of metal, we can blend and mix shades to find the perfect color to match your natural teeth. This means only you and Dr. Oyler will be able to tell you have fillings. Another pro is that the tooth/composite bond actually supports the remaining tooth structure, deterring breakage and insulating against temperature changes. Medium and small composites can last seven to 10 years – that's as long as the tried and true amalgams. Best of all, composite resins allow us to keep more of your natural tooth structure intact than amalgams. We believe in conservative dentistry – the more natural tooth structure you keep, the better teeth you’ll likely have in the future.

Aftercare for Tooth-Colored Fillings

Some patients experience mild and temporary post-placement sensitivity from composite resin fillings. The only caution we mention is that coffee, tea, and other staining foods and beverages may discolor composites. Ask us about clear plastic sealants that may help reduce the chances of staining.

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