Tooth Colored Dental Fillings Newton & Brighton, MA
The only kind used by Dr. Bidabadi, these safe, metal-free fillings blend naturally with your teeth and can also help reshape disfigured teeth.
What Condition(S) May Require A Dental Filling?
If a patient’s tooth has become decayed, cracked or fractured a dental filling may be necessary to repair the tooth and prevent further damage or decay. Fillings are common options for repairing some tooth damage and should be considered when the existing tooth structure is stable and easy to work with.
What Is A Tooth-Colored Filling?
In years past only silver-toned, metal amalgam fillings were available to fill teeth. While less expensive, overtime metal fillings could give teeth a grayish appearance causing the tooth to appear damaged.
Modern dentistry has evolved to develop tooth-colored fillings that are made from composite resin of acrylic plastics. These fillings will not cause your teeth to discolor or gray. Tooth-colored fillings are designed to mimic the natural dentin found within your teeth and therefore have a better bonding property to the tooth surface and offer better insulation during temperature changes. Dr. Bidabadi only offers tooth-colored fillings to her patients.
What Will My Teeth Look Like After Receiving A Tooth-Colored Filling?
Just like it sounds, tooth-colored fillings are created to match the tone and color of your existing teeth. Therefore you will see a solid colored tooth that looks as natural as possible.
Can I Replace My Metal Fillings With Tooth-Colored Fillings?
Many adult patients may already have metal fillings. If you’d like to improve the appearance of your teeth or believe you may need your existing metal fillings replaced perhaps due to new decay developing under your existing fillings, discuss these goals with Dr. Bidabadi. She will help create the care plan that is most appropriate for your unique teeth and situation.