You might not like the look of having a mouth full of gold teeth. If you would like a more natural looking smile without a mouth full of metal, ask your dentist about tooth colored fillings.
What are fillings?
Fillings are designed to fill in the gap that was caused by tooth decay or erosion from a cavity. Simply placed on top of your existing tooth (or in the center of the tooth) fillings act as a barrier to protect your tooth from getting further infected or damaged.
Tooth Colored Fillings
It used to be that the only type of filling you could get was an Amalgam filling which made your mouth look like it was full of silver, they also aren’t as aesthetically pleasing as other alternatives. That’s why dentists invented tooth colored fillings. These fillings are designed to blend in with the rest of your teeth so that when you say “aw” there isn’t a mouth full of metal smiling back.
Plus, tooth colored fillings are just as effective and last just as long as their metal counterparts, so there is nothing to worry about when it comes to that.
Do Fillings Hurt?
Fillings themselves do not hurt, however the process of filling a cavity (placing the filling) can be a little bit painful. However, your dentist will apply a topical anesthetic to help numb the area and allow you to feel comfortable and pain free.
If you have a cavity ask your dentist about tooth colored fillings.
To schedule an appointment to have your cavity filled or to simply learn more about tooth colored fillings, contact our office today!