Decay and injuries can require fillings to close up holes created in teeth. Without fillings, teeth have a high risk of holes and cracks getting bigger, which can lead to significantly broken teeth that need removal. Fillings have been used to restore the structure of compromised teeth for decades.
While fillings are tiny, they can be visible depending on the location. For instance, if you have fillings in your molars, no one will likely see them unless you open your mouth widely enough for them to see your back teeth. However, most people have fillings in teeth that are closer to the front of the mouth, making them much more visible. This is why the color of your tooth fillings matters.
What Are Fillings Made Of?
Traditional fillings are made of amalgams (gold, silver, metals, and small amounts of mercury), composite resin (resins and glass or quartz), and ionomers (acrylic acids and fine glass powder or acrylic acids, acrylic resins, and glass fillers). Some of these materials are extremely durable, while others are not. One quality that all of these types of fillings share is that they are very much visible, making them an unattractive option for smile aesthetics.
Advances in dentistry have made fillings less obvious than ever before. New and old fillings can now match your natural teeth for a beautiful smile free of silver fillings. Tooth-colored fillings are created to match the color of natural teeth, which helps them blend in seamlessly and be far less detectable than traditional fillings.
This offers you discretion that can resolve any embarrassment you may have of visible work done on your teeth. Tooth-colored fillings are also more resilient and can last years longer than traditional fillings. They offer the same protection and strength to your teeth without being detectable to the people you interact with in life.
Get Tooth-Colored Fillings from St. Paul’s Preferred Family Dentist
Interested in learning more about tooth-colored fillings? Call Hagerman Dental Care in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, today to learn more about our cosmetic dental procedures and schedule your appointment. You can reach us at (651) 646-2392 or use our request an appointment online.