For a long time, dentists relied on amalgam fillings when it came to treating tooth decay. Amalgam fillings are effective, but they also have a dark, unattractive appearance that can make patients feel uneasy about smiling.
What accounts for their dark color? That can be attributed to the variety of metals they’re made of. What’s more, amalgam fillings will change shape over time through chewing and because they’re sensitive to changes in temperature.
Better Restorative Care with Tooth-Colored Fillings
Compare all of this with the benefits of tooth-colored fillings. As the name suggests, tooth-colored fillings have a shade that resembles the natural shade of teeth. As a result, they blend in instead of standing out, encouraging patients to smile confidently instead of hiding their teeth.
But more than that, tooth-colored fillings will not change shape over time, the way amalgam fillings do. Instead, they will support the tooth’s remaining structure, preventing breakage and bacterial reinvasion. Tooth-colored fillings are also immune to changes in temperature and last just as long as amalgam fillings do.
Do you want to learn more about tooth-colored fillings? Call Gentle Dental Care in Tyler. Dr. Gerber is happy to serve patients from Tyler, Whitehouse, Bullard, Lindale, Flint, and nearby communities.