Fillings are one of the most common dental procedures performed today. When a cavity has created a hole in a tooth, the area must be cleaned and filled with a stable material to prevent further damage and preserve the tooth’s remaining healthy structure. At Longmont Complete Dentistry, Dr. Dan Maurer highly recommends tooth-colored fillings in most cases as the superior filling material when compared to traditional “silver” fillings. Tooth-colored fillings are made out of composite resin, which is flexible and designed to match your smile’s natural shade. If you suspect that you might need a filling, don’t wait to contact our Longmont, CO office for help.
Why are Tooth-Colored Fillings a Good Choice?
- Like the name implies, there’s no contest between traditional fillings and tooth-colored fillings when it comes to appearance. Once in place, composite resin is very difficult to distinguish from natural tooth enamel.
- Because composite resin is soft enough to be sculpted into place, our team is able to preserve more of your natural tooth. This is a healthier option that helps the affected tooth last even longer after suffering a cavity.
- Composite resin is safe for everyone, even for patients who’ve struggled with oversensitivity to traditional dental materials in the past.
- As long as you care for them properly with brushing, flossing, and regular checkups, tooth-colored fillings can last for 10-15 years or even longer.