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4 Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

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Everyone is talking about “getting a better smile” and “having bright, white teeth.”  But how can you have a great smile when your dentist tells you that you have 4 cavities and you need to get 4 fillings?  Thanks to modern technology, tooth-colored dental fillings have been invented.  These composite restorations have many advantages over the traditional silver-colored fillings, besides just being free of mercury.

What are some advantages of getting tooth colored fillings?

Consider these 4 benefits:

  1. They look better- Tooth-colored fillings are mostly unnoticeable unlike silver-colored fillings.  You can smile freely when you have tooth-colored fillings because they look much better.
  2. They are safer for teeth- Metal fillings expand with heat in your mouth which puts pressure on your teeth, causing your teeth to crack.  With tooth colored fillings, you don’t have to worry about heat causing them to expand and as a result, they are safer. Plus, they require less tooth preparation!
  3. They last longer- If they are taken care of properly such as keeping them clean, eating less sugary types of food, and not chewing on ice, these tooth colored fillings can last up to 15 years!
  4. Tooth strength is restored- Since tooth-colored fillings are bonded to your natural teeth, it restores the strength of the teeth.

Thankfully, silver-colored fillings are not used as much as they have been in the past.  Tooth-colored fillings are now typically the filling of choice among dentists for all the above listed benefits.

Do you need to get a cavity filled?  You will not be sorry to have your cavity restored with a tooth-colored filling!  Talk to your dentist about what a white composite filling has to offer.

Posted on behalf of:
Rolling Ridge Dentistry
7510 Ramble Way #101
Raleigh, NC 27616
(919) 809-7192

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