Tooth-colored fillings may just be one of the most popular advances in dental technology. The fillings look just like your tooth enamel and don't draw attention to your dental work. Ramsey, NJ, dentists Drs. Robert Boff, Banafsheh Goujani and Kenneth Gluck offer tooth-colored fillings at Ramsey Family Dental.
What are tooth-colored fillings?
Tooth-colored fillings are possible thanks to the introduction of composite resin, a flexible material that's tinted to match common tooth shades. After removing the decayed portion of your tooth, your dentist fills it with composite resin, then applies a curing light that hardens the material.
What benefits do the fillings offer?
Tooth-colored fillings offer a more natural appearance and don't put your dental work on display every time you open your mouth. Although appearance is one of the most appealing aspects of the fillings, they offer a few other advantages.
If you receive a silver amalgam filling, your dentist will need to remove some healthy tooth structure in addition to the decayed portion. Making undercuts in the tooth helps secure the filling, ensuring a stronger bond. Unfortunately, those cuts also weaken the tooth slightly, which may increase the risk of a crack in the future. No undercuts are necessary with tooth-colored fillings, which helps the tooth remain stronger.
When you receive a composite resin filling, a hot cup of coffee or a cold dish of ice cream won't affect your filling. In fact, composite resin fillings never change when exposed to temperature changes.
Tooth-colored fillings are an excellent choice if you have a small to a medium cavity. They're not only attractive but very durable.
Keep your smile healthy and attractive with tooth-colored fillings! Call Ramsey, NJ, dentists Drs. Robert Boff, Banafsheh Goujani and Kenneth Gluck at (201) 327-3060 if you think you may have a cavity.