Tooth-Colored Fillings - Lawrenceburg, IN
We Offer Conservative Tooth-Colored Fillings
If you're embarrassed about your smile because of decay or dark fillings, you may be a good candidate for composite resin. A tooth-colored plastic mixture, composite resin restores teeth to an attractive, healthy state. Composite resin offers several advantages over traditional silver, or amalgam, fillings.
Why Choose Oyler Family Dentistry for Tooth-Colored Fillings?
- Lifelike Results That Blend Seamlessly
- Metal-Free Materials
- Experienced, Friendly Dental Team
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.