Thanks to improved dental technology, hiding the work you’re having on your teeth is easier than ever before. If you have cavities, then you can opt for tooth-colored fillings from our dentists at Dental Partners of Brookline in Brookline, MA.
Before improvements in dental technology, there were few options for fillings. You could get silver amalgam, which contains mercury, tin, and copper or choose precious metal fillings like gold or silver. However, when you laughed or smiled, it was easy to see your dental work.
Fortunately, people now have the option of choosing composite resin fillings, which are available in various shades of white to match the color of your teeth. These fillings are much harder to see when your mouth is open, so unless you tell people, they won’t know you’ve had problems with tooth decay.
Composite fillings consist of materials like plastic and ceramic that dentists mix to add to holes in teeth. The filling starts as a liquid so that it can fill the entire cavity. It will then harden into a strong substance. It can restore up to 95 percent of the tooth’s original strength and allow it to function normally.
Our dentists at Dental Partners of Brookline in Brookline, MA, use tooth-colored fillings for new cavities or to replace older amalgam fillings that are worn down or fall out. Although they don’t last as long as amalgam, more people are requesting these fillings because they blend in well with the color of your teeth.
Few teeth are pure white, so our dentists use different tints when they mix the composite to match the color of your teeth. They use a color chart to guide them so that the filling is almost invisible when people see your teeth when you laugh, eat, or talk.
If you need cavities filled or to replace old fillings, ask our dentists at Dental Partners of Brookline in Brookline, MA, about getting composite fillings. These tooth-colored fillings not only prevent more decay, but they will keep your teeth looking beautiful. Book an appointment today!