Cavities, which are holes in your teeth caused by tooth decay, affect nearly everyone at some point in their lives. While fillings have been a common restorative treatment for decades, modern fillings offer more benefits than ever before. At Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, we offer tooth-colored fillings made from biocompatible composite resin, which your dentist can tint to match the natural color of your tooth. Compared to traditional metal fillings, composite resin fillings offer several immediate and long-term benefits, and because they’re metal-free, they’re safer for patients of all ages.
The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
When you place a metal filling in your tooth, the metallic shine can be obvious even from a distance, which can make some people self-conscious about smiling afterwards. In addition to their appearance, metal can also be hazardous to certain patients, especially those with metal allergies. By contrast, tooth-colored fillings are designed specifically to remain discreet while also providing a safer option for fixing your cavity. Because they bond more securely to your tooth structure, they can also reduce the risks of needing root canal treatment later. Even if you’ve previously had a metal filling placed, your dentist may be able to upgrade it with a tooth-colored filling.
Fix Your Cavity with a Tooth-Colored Filling
If you have a cavity, then a tooth-colored filling could be the most effective and discreet option for fixing it. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-897-4288.